A box of paper gems. A printed silk scarf. A deck of cards. A felted sphere filled with paper seeds. Can these objects be books? The poets, book artists, and publishers represented in this virtual exhibition offer a resounding yes, asking viewers to interact with books in ways that break from the expected. Dive into the works presented here for a detailed look at items from the Poetry Center’s collection that will lead you to rethink just what the word “book” can mean.
Curated by Sarah Kortemeier, Julie Swarstad Johnson, and Leela Denver