A Medium for Modernism: British Poetry and American Audiences

Exhibition curated by Jonathan Field and Alice Schreyer.

During the first decades of the twentieth century, a transformation occurred in all the arts that continues to influence our understanding of modern culture. This exhibition examines the concept of literary modernism as it developed through exchanges between British poets and American audiences. Included are manuscripts and letters by Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, and W. B. Yeats; printed books; recordings and other materials drawn from the Harriet Monroe Modern Poetry Collection and other Library collections. The exhibition is offered in conjunction with the Smart Museum's "From Blast to Pop: Aspects of Modern British Art 1915-1965."

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