Saint Louis Poetry Center Hosts Mary Ruefle’s Erasures Exhibition

March 21, 2022

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For 75 years, Saint Louis Poetry Center has been championing the power of poetry and nurturing the work of poets. Marking this major milestone, Saint Louis Poetry Center announces some exciting new programming for National Poetry Month (April 2022).

In conjunction with Observable Readings, Saint Louis Poetry Center has teamed up with Kranzberg Arts Foundation and Bennington College to feature acclaimed poets Mary Ruefle and Mark Wunderlich. With support from the Poetry Foundation and Missouri Humanities Council, the Observable series is also able to bring Mary Ruefle’s artwork to St. Louis.

Erasures, the first solo exhibition of visual work by Vermont State Poet Laureate Mary Ruefle, will be on view at High Low Gallery. The show runs March 19 – April 19, 2022.

To kick off National Poetry Month, Saint Louis Poetry Center will host a weekend of exhibition-related events:

  • April 1, 7-9 p.m. – Meet the Curator with Mark Wunderlich (presented as part of First Fridays in Grand Center)
  • April 2, 3-5 p.m. – Artist Talk: Mary Ruefle in conversation with Mark Wunderlich about the exhibition (livestream event)
  • April 3, 1:30-4:00 p.m. – Sunday Workshop led by Mark Wunderlich

In connection with this exhibition, Observable Readings will take place on April 11 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. with acclaimed poets Mary Ruefle and Mark Wunderlich, featuring their newest books Dunce (Ruefle) and God of Nothingness (Wunderlich). This event will be livestreamed.

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