Monday, January 19, 2015

save the date ..before March 21 2015....New York CIty


















Those in need of a little inspiration for their holiday correspondence this year would do well to head to Poets House, the nearly 30-year-old poetry hub in Battery Park City, where the poet Kevin Young and the doctoral candidate Lisa Chinn have curated a new exhibition, “Winter Wedding: Holiday Cards by Poets.” The show, which draws mainly from the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University, features holiday cards, valentines, rare editions and more from poets including Langston Hughes, Robert Creeley, Seamus Heaney and Sylvia Plath (and Miss Flannery O’Connor’s calling card, to boot, printed in an appropriately Gothic font). Glimpse a few highlights from the show above — we’re especially fond of Alice Notley’s peculiar collage postcard, which combines a bashful flamingo, a cactus postage stamp and a reminder: “It is never too late to start a new way of thinking.”
“Winter Wedding: Holiday Cards by Poets” is on view at Poets House, 10 River Terrace, through Mar. 21, 2015, poetshouse.org.

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