About the event

During the course of his long and diverse career as a poet, musician, historian, publisher, activist, and pacifist, Edward Sanders has invented a glyphic alphabet, a colorful script of hand-drawn characters, symbols, and graphemes that represent everything from destiny to the plank unit. In his words: “A Glyph is a drawing that is charged with literary, emotional, historical or mythic, and poetic intensity.” Sanders’ pictographic language occupies a shifting spot on the continuum between text and image; rune and icon; poetry and art. At home on both the page and the wall, his glyphs form a writing system that picks up where known lexicons leave off. Organized in conjunction with Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, Seeking the Glyph is an exhibition of select drawings and daybooks authored by Sanders between 1962 and the present.

Curated by Ammiel Alcalay and Kendra Sullivan, items are drawn from Edward Sanders’ personal archive.

Opening Reception and Conversation, Tuesday, March 31, 2015,
6:00 pm:
Reception and exhibition tour with Edward Sanders.
7:00 pm: A Discussion with Edward Sanders and Lost & Found: Series V editors Alex Wermer-Colan, Gabrielle Kappes, Kai Krienke, and Zohra Saed. Click here for more information.

Cosponsored by Poet's House.

Participants