Past exhibitions

Poetry Blackboard

Global Love Poem | 18-Jul-14

An exhibition of live writing.


Poetry in Collaboration | 06-May-14

This exhibition explores the world of poetry in collaboration and is co-curated by SJ Fowler and Poetry Librarian Chris McCabe.

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Hera Master Come Down | 04-Mar-14

First solo exhibition by Ntiense Eno Amooquaye

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Only Reference | 14-Jan-14

Patrick Coyle presents material from his ongoing project ONLY REFERENCE. The title is a reversal of the term applied to the Saison Poetry Library's collection, and refers to Coyle's production of an 'expanded reference manual' for the library.

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Poetry Library Open Day 2013 | Poetry in Performance | 17-Nov-13

The fifth annual Poetry Library Open Day.

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Cerith Wyn Evans: With the Advent of Radio Astronomy ... | 01-Oct-13

Part of the Poetry Library's 60th birthday.

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Hackney Harpoon | 19-Jul-13

An exhibition by Iain Sinclair and Oona Grimes


Florilegium | 22-May-13

Exhibition by Amy Shelton

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Liliane Lijn - Poem Game | 20-Mar-13

In 1970 Lijn created a deck of 54 word cards and invented three games to play with them - a game of power, a game of poetry and a game of divination.

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Visual Poetics - Readings | 20-Mar-13

Readings for the exhibition.

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Visual Poetics | 12-Feb-13

This exhibition, curated by David Miller and Chris McCabe, focuses on the ways in which poetry has moved into a visual dimension in work by recent UK and UK-based practitioners.

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Formerly: An Exhibition of Disappearing London | 11-Dec-12

Poems by Tamar Yoseloff - Photographs by Vici Macdonald

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Poetry Library Open Day 2012| Poetic Censorship | 18-Nov-12

The fourth annual Poetry Library Open Day focused on the poetic controversies of the past century


Printed in Norfolk - Coracle Publications 1989-2012 | 01-Nov-12

Printed in Norfolk is organized by RGAP and Helen Mitchel

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BARNACLES & DAMES - Mary Kuper | 18-Sep-12

An exhibition of etymologies, poetry and images celebrating 100 years of books in the Saison Poetry Library.

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The World Record - David Kelly | 03-Jul-12

Two artists present photography and video on the events of Poetry Parnassus at Southbank Centre.

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The World Record - Alexander Kell | 03-Jul-12

Two artists present photography and video on the events of Poetry Parnassus at Southbank Centre.

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The World Record | 03-Jul-12

A handwritten collection of poems produced by poets at Poetry Parnassus, and an autographed desk they wrote them at.

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Poetry of Unknown Words | 09-Mar-12

See five double-sided prints (shown recto and verso) in response to work by Gertrude Stein, HD, Mary Wollstonecraft, Emmy Hennings and Valerie Solanas.


Poetry Library Open Day 2011 | 13-Nov-11

An opportunity for visitors to delve into the Poetry Library's unique and ever expanding collection. Several themes ranging from 'Poetical Histories' to 'Ciphers of the Zeitgeist' were explored. It was a fantastic opportunity to engage with poets from around the world or rediscover old favorites.

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