B-Side Modernism

"W.B. is a Virus" by Henri Chopin, published in Issue 38 of "OU," a multimedia magazine

This small exhibit showcases materials from the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). The Danowski Poetry Library, acquired by MARBL in 2004, consists of more than 75,000 volumes of rare and first editions of 20th century poetry, as well as supplemental counterculture material.

In the summer of 2014 four fellows, Dr. Joshua Adams, Dr. Rebecca Roach, Stephanie Anderson, and Dr. Daniel Worden, conducted research in the Danowski Poetry Library for a project called B-Side Modernism. Their articles were published on nonsite.org., an online, open access, peer-reviewed quarterly journal of scholarship in the arts and humanities affiliated with Emory College of Arts and Sciences. A companion exhibit curated by Lisa Chinn, a PhD candidate in English at Emory, features countercultural materials that influenced 20th century poets. These materials include little magazines, such as C-Comics, started by poet Ted Berrigan with cover illustrations by Andy Warhol and Joe Brainard; and manuscripts from poet-translator David Gascoyne.

The B-side Modernism project was sponsored by nonsite.org and the Mellon Foundation.

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Visitor Information

The exhibit is located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library on level 2 near the Library Service Desk. Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck (Weekdays: free after 5pm, Weekends: free). “Visitors” hours at the Robert W. Woodruff Library are posted here.

For more information, email: library.exhibitions@emory.edu