Poetry on the Page

Rhode Island Center for the Book at Rhode Island Council for the Humanities presents
2011 Art of the Book Program
POETRY ON THE PAGE

Friday, September 30, 2011
7:30 pm
at Fleet Library, Rhode Island School of Design, 15 Westminster Street, Providence, RI

KEYNOTE READING : “AN EVENING OF POETRY WITH FORREST GANDER”

Forrest Gander, 2011 Witter Bynner Poetry Fellow, and Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literature at Brown University, performs his poetry and explains his collaborations with visual artists and Spanish speaking poets.

introducers include  John Cole, Director of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and Robert Casper , from the Poetry and Literature Center in the Library of Congress an accompanying EXHIBIT in the Fleet Library of Forrest Gander’s books and Rhode Island School of Design student poetry books which explore the book form as well as content.

Saturday, October 15, 2011
2:30 pm
Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, Providence, RI

LECTURE: “50 YEARS ON THE BURNING DECK” with Keith and Rosemarie Waldrop
Founded in 1961 by Keith and Rosemarie Waldrop, Burning Deck Press has been publishing experimentalpoetry and prose in Rhode Island for 50 years.

EXHIBIT : October 1 – November 13
POETRY ON THE PAGE  at the Athenaeum
An exhibition that illustrates the visual art of poetry on the page and explores the collaboration between poets, artists, and printers.  On display will be examples of works by poets including e e cummings and T.S. Eliot as well as poets Charles Philbrick and Forrest Gander.

EXHIBIT : October, 2011
“CASES AND TYPES: THE LIVES AND WORKS OF PRINTERS IN EARLY NEWPORT”
The Newport Historical Society will hold an exhibit in the Newport Colony House. This exhibit will celebrate the history of the James Franklin Press. Location is the Old Colony House, Washington Square, Newport, RI.

On Sunday, October 16, 2011, NHS is hosting a traveling exhibit by Kylie Durrie, proprietor of Power and Light Press , “MOVEABLE TYPE ” . She will bring letterpress to the public through demonstrations , all from a mobile print shop.  Kylie will be printing a letterpress broadside of a poem by Forrest Gander.

PARTNERS  for the events are:
Rhode Island Center for the Book,  Center for the Book in the Library of Congress,  Rhode Island Council for the Humanities,  Fleet Library at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Providence Athenaeum, Newport Historical Society, American Printing History Association/NE Chapter, John Russell  Bartlett Society, Brown University Library

for more information,  contact Shea’la Finch at  sheala@rihumanities.org

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