Metaphor Taking Shape

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Arts of the Book Collection invite historians, literary scholars, poets, artists, publishers, and book arts enthusiasts to participate in Metaphor Taking Shape: Poetry, Art, and the Book, a symposium to be held on March 13 & 14, 2008, on the campus of Yale University.

Speakers are Carolee Campbell, Macy Chadwick, Steve Clay, Simon Cutts, Johanna Drucker, Ann Lauterbach, Anna Moschovakis, C. Mikal Oness, Kyle Schlesinger, Buzz Spector, C. D. Wright, and John Yau.

The symposium will highlight strengths of the Yale Arts of the Book Collection and the Modern European and American collections at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in the accompanying exhibitions:

Metaphor Taking Shape: Poetry, Art, and the Book at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

The Publishers’ Roundtable: Book Artists in Dialogue at the Arts of the Book Collection

In advance of the conference, publishers featured in The Publishers’ Roundtable will engage in an on line discussion, excerpts of which will be posted on this site. Subjects and topics featured will include  coordinating, designing, financing, publishing, making, and distributing books that bring poetry and art into conversation. The panelists include independent printers and publishers, many of whom are also artists and/or poets, who consistently unite poetry and art in the book form. Panelists represent a variety of publishing and distribution models. The conversation will continue in person at the conference on March 13 and 14, 2008.

Conference registration is free, but required for planning purposes. The deadline for registration is Monday, February 25, 2008. For questions, please contact:
Nancy Kuhl at nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
Jae Rossman at jae.rossman@yale.edu

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