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Broadside, Dear Gaybashers by Jill McDonough, illustrated by Michael Shapiro, from the Michael Shapiro Papers.

Pride, Cambridge-Style

Exhibition Location: 2nd Floor of the Main Library

A selection of broadsides, poems, and posters celebrating LGBTQ+ life are currently on display. Curated by Daniel Wuenschel, this exhibitions draws from the Cambridge Room’s collections and feature poets and artists connected to Cambridge.

Two poems
Landscape without Touch and Still Life by Olga Broumas
from Soie Sauvage: Poems, published by Copper Canyon Press, 1979
Available in the Louisa Solano Papers.

Broadside
Dear Gaybashers by Jill McDonough, illustrated by Michael Shapiro
“Printed in honor of Jill McDonough’s reading at Cambridge Public Library on October 28, 2015”
Available in the Michael Shapiro Papers.

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Lines for Chelsea Manning by John Mulrooney, designed by Mark Lamoureux, printed on the occasion of the author’s reading at the 2016 Boston Poetry Marathon in Inman Square, Cambridge
Available in the Daniel Wuenschel Papers.

Poster
Reading and Book Signing celebrating the publication of the book The Letters of James Schuyler to Frank O’Hara, edited by William Corbett
Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge
Saturday, October 21 2006
Available in the William Corbet Papers.

Poem
In Memory of Joe Brainerd by Frank Bidart
From Desire, published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1997
Available in the Louisa Solano Papers.

Book
Nuestra Senora de los Dolores: The San Francisco Experience by Charley Shively, published by Good Gay Poets, 1975
Available in the Louisa Solano Papers.

Poster
Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage Equality, designed by Luke Kirkland, 2014, Cambridge Public Library.
Available in the Cambridge Public Library Records.

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If you’re looking for a last minute holiday or New Year’s gift, we recommend Frank Bidart’s latest publication of Metaphysical Dog:  Poems.  Bidart was listed on several best book lists of 2013, including the New York Times Book Review and Publisher’s Weekly.  If you are interested in learning more about Metaphysical Dog, NPR has put together a few reviews on Mr. Bidart’s latest book.

Frank Bidart visited the library earlier this month as part of the Louisa Solano Poetry Series for a wonderful reading from his 2013 Metaphysical Dog.

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Frank Bidart, Louisa Solano, and Dan Chiasson.

Last Tuesday evening was the third and final reading in the Library’s new poetry series in honor of Louisa Solano.  The turnout was great.  The evening began with a personal and wonderful introduction by poet and critic Dan Chiasson.  Frank Bidart took the stage and read for about 30 minutes.  After his thought-provoking reading, Bidart answered questions from the audience.  The night was perfect.

The Library would like to thank everyone who came to the readings.  For our new poetry series, it was an honor to host four critically acclaimed poets:  Gail Mazur, Robert Pinsky, David Ferry, and Frank Bidart.  Now its time for the Cambridge Room to prepare Louisa Solano’s materials for use by researchers.  Stay tuned for updates!

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Broadside from the 75th Anniversary of the Grolier Poetry Book Shop, September 23rd, 2002.

“For Louisa in Gratitude and Admiration”

Exhibition Location: 2nd Floor of the Main Library

The third in our series of exhibitions in honor of Louisa Solano, former owner of the Grolier Poetry Book Shop and patron of the poetry community, features signed first editions and ephemera from Frank Bidart, who is reading at the Main Library on Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

One of America’s most well-known poets, Frank Bidart has published nine books of poetry, including Metaphysical Dog:  Poems, which is this year’s finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry.  Bidart has received numerous awards, including Yale University’s prestigious Bollingen Prize in 2007, and is a professor of English at Wellesley College.

Ms. Solano has made a significant donation to the Cambridge Room, including a substantial collection of signed first editions from members of the Cambridge poetry community as well as material related to the Grolier Poetry Book Shop. The Grolier, founded in 1927, is the oldest continuously run bookstore devoted to selling poetry and poetry criticism. Many of the signed editions donated to the Cambridge Room read, “Louisa, in gratitude and admiration.” These inscriptions are a testament to Solano’s lifelong support of poets and show her impact on the poetry community.

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Photograph of Frank Bidart by James Franco.

Tuesday December 3rd
6:30 p.m.
Lecture Hall
Main Library

Frank Bidart visits the Cambridge Public Library to read from his newest collection, Metaphysical Dog:  Poems, a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry.  Bidart received Yale University’s prestigious Bollingen Prize in 2007 and is a professor of English at Wellesley College.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

The library presents this series in honor of Louisa Solano, former owner of the Grolier Book Shop and patron of the poetry community. Her significant donation to our Archives and Special Collections includes a substantial collection of signed first editions from members of the Cambridge poetry community.

For more information, please visit the library’s website.

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