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World Record Desk in Chicago | 19-May-14

The current exhibition at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago showcases the autograph edition of The World Record, featuring poems handwritten by Seamus Heaney, Kay Ryan, and over a hundred others, created for the Saison Poetry Library during Southbank Centre's Poetry Parnassus. One-hundred and twenty-one poems have been recorded in the hand of the poet on sheets of paper containing fibers from the five Olympic continents. Also on view is the desk at which each poem was transcribed, made by British designer Sean Dare and signed by the poets.
 
In the spirit of Poetry Parnassus, a new handmade paper work inspired by the 77 community areas of Chicago will be created by the Poetry Foundation in collaboration with local artists later this year.

You can see some of the photos from the exhibition below (photographer: Oscar Arriola).





 
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