Metaphor Taking Shape: Poetry, Art, and the Book

January 22 through March 15, 2008

The exhibition includes a broad display of books exploring the ways in which poets, publishers, artists, and printers have navigated the intersection of poetry and art in printed formats. The exhibition considers the ways poetry and book arts interact and connect, their shared context, and their potentially conflicting functions; materials on display explore questions of verbal and visual metaphor making, emphasizing the roles of creative and collaborative processes involved in uniting image, verse, and print. A companion exhibition, “The Publishers’ Roundtable: Book Artists in Dialogue,” will be on view at the Arts of the Book Collection at Sterling Memorial Library through March 31. [ca. 200 items]