More to explore:
“John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things,” a New Exhibit at Loretta Howard Gallery in Manhattan.
Elizabeth Bishop, born on this day in 1911, had a love–hate relationship with New York City. Read about a pilgrimage to Bishop’s former Manhattan addresses and see her paintings of the city here.
Elizabeth Bishop, "Interior with Extension Cord." Undated; watercolor, gouache, and ink.
Two Childhood Drawings from Poet E.E. Cummings Show the Young Artist’s Playful Seriousness
Edward Lear, poet & scientific illustrator
Sketch by Samuel Greenberg, courtesy of the Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University.
Discover William Blake’s Hallucinatory Illustrations of John Milton’s Paradise Lost
The Itaewon neighbored of Seoul, Korea is littered with colorful dolls. American poet Andy Knowlton creates the tiny figures from found materials he collects on the streets. Each doll is outfitted with a bottle that contains a poem. “
The Raven - nevermore... Using the silhouette to add another image
Things Famous Authors Liked - Willa Cather liked really cool hats...H.G. Wells liked aliens - who knew?