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Press Release Fun: A Poetry & Art Children’s Exhibit in NYC

Poets House Opens Must-See Exhibition
of Children’s Poet and Artist Douglas Florian

Sunday, February 26

Poets House art exhibitions focus on both the physical and visual manifestation of poetry, as well as works by visual artists that correspond to the poetic impulse. This month we launch two entirely different exhibitions of New York artists — one showcasing the work of children’s poet and artist Douglas Florian, the other highlighting the paintings of Darragh Park, whose art often graced the covers of poet James Schuyler’s books.
Sunday, February 26
A Florianthology: An Exhibition on the Art and Poetry of Douglas Florian
Special Book Signing & Reading at 11:00am
Children’s poet and artist Douglas Florian’s collage-work, witty wordplay and educational rhymes have inspired and entertained countless children. Florian was born and raised in New York City where he still lives and works. His love of poetry began in the fifth grade when he discovered the light verse of Ogden Nash at his local Queens library. He has written and illustrated more than 30 books of poetry, including the national bestsellers Insectlopedia, Dinothesaurus, Poetrees and more.
This exhibit features original artwork and poetry from his award-winning books.
Opening Reception: 10:00am-2:00pm; on view through Saturday, April 21.
All programs take place at Poets House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray St.) in Lower Manhattan, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call (212) 431-7920 or visit Join us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Karen Gray Ruelle says:

    Went to hear Douglas Florian this morning at Poets House. He read from several of his books and it was just great. Love his poems–and it’s such a treat to see the gorgeous art up close, too. Even if you missed the reading, don’t miss seeing the exhibit.