Poems of Love and Compassion

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 to Saturday, March 27, 2021
Detail of Izumi Shikibu's "When I Think of You..."

Amongst Poetry Center patrons, one of the most sought-after types of poem is the love poem. Love poems have an endless number of purposes, whether read as a toast at a wedding; tucked inside a love note to a partner, your future self, or a friend; or shared as a gesture of hope. This online exhibition presents poems of love and compassion, offering both a view of humanity on a large scale and a glimpse of life’s most intimate moments.

Exhibitions are displayed online at poetrycenter.omeka.net.

Image Credit: Detail of Izumi Shikibu's broadside "When I Think of You..." (Copper Canyon Press).