A Holiday Postcard by Alice Notley

The New York Times just posted a little piece by Alexandria Symonds about a new exhibit at Poets House in New York, curated by Kevin Young and Lisa Chinn.

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).

It sounds like a neat show.  The Times piece offers up a few tantalizing images of works from the show, including the above collage by Alice Notley:

“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.'”

The exhibit will be on view at Poets House, 10 River Terrace, through March 21, 2015.

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