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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Guston in Grasmere: The Poem-Pictures

... misunderstood and castigated by the art world, he sought the company of writers and poets, amongst them his Woodstock neighbour, Philip Roth and the poets Bill Berkson, Clark Coolidge, William Corbett, Stanley Kunitz, and Guston's wife, Musa McKim. From these friendships came an astounding series of collaborations: the result was not illustrated poetry, but a hybrid art-form of intermingled words and mysterious images, which were called 'poem-pictures ...

Dove Cottage: Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery