CURATED BY LISA CHINN
19 JANUARY – 15 MARCH 2015
WOODRUFF LIBRARY, EMORY UNIVERSITY, SECOND FLOOR
From the “cut-up” technique to single-print little magazines to hand-drawn comics to surrealist poetics, the post-1945 literary world is a vast and largely untouched treasure trove of poetic and print culture. These rare artifacts of mid-century poetry represent a moment in history that expands our understanding of the rich and vast array of expression at mid-century. This exhibit provides us a rare glimpse of this historical moment.
Among the many rarities displayed are early sketches of Morocco by Brion Gysin, drawn while living Tangiers, William S. Burroughs’s own cut-ups, inspired by Gysin’s artistic technique, David Gascoyne’s “Short Survey of Surrealism,” “C Comics,” drawn by Joe Brainard and with text by Ted Berrigan, one of their many fruitful collaborations, and rare little magazines like The Eventorium Muse.