The Beinecke Library is pleased to announce the publication of Flare, the culminating project of the 2007–2008 collaborative Artist and Poet in Residence Program sponsored by the Yale University Art Gallery & Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
The book includes new poems by Cole Swensen and new prints by Thomas Nozkowski. The poet and illustrator visited Yale together on several occasions to work on this project, influencing one another’s artistic process and the completed work; the book reflects the makers’ creative conversation and collaboration. Original prints from Flare are currently on view in the exhibition Continuous Present at the Yale University Art Gallery.
Flare can be ordered from Yale University Press: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300162400.
Thomas Nozkowski currently lives and works in New York. Cole Swensen is the author of over ten poetry collections and as many translations of works from the French.
Fruits and vegetables from the Beinecke garden.
Photograph by Carl Van Vechten
Photographs by Carl Van Vechten are used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; permission of the Trust is required to publish Van Vechten photographs in any format. To learn more, contact the Curator, Yale Collection of American Literature.
Images from the Bonnie and Semoura Clark Black Vaudeville Collection (Call Number: JWJ MSS 15); for related images see “Ruckus! American Entertainments at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”
Bonnie & Semoura Clark
Blaine & Brown
a chorus line
The Kentucky Trio
Mack & Mack
Display placards promoting fashions and hairstyles for African American women. (JWJ MSS 47)
Display placards that promote fashions and hairstyles for African American women created for the grand opening of the Negro Industrial Fair at the headquarters of the Greater New York Coordinating Committee for Employment at 132 West 125th Street, Harlem, New York, June 24, 1939, which coincided with the New York World’s Fair. The placards include hand-painted lettering and halftone photographs of African American women, as well as human hair samples that demonstrate hair coloring tints produced by the Clairol Company. (MM)