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The Art of Poetry With Fred Joiner

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Editorial Review


By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, April 19, 2013

On Sunday at 1:30 p.m., celebrate National Poetry Month at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as Washington poet and visual artist Fred Joiner discusses the nexus of art and verse. Immediately after Joiner’s talk in the third-floor Luce Foundation Center, visitors are invited to write and share their own art-themed poetry. There’s no shortage of inspiration; the library-like storage space houses more than 3,000 objects from the permanent collection in glass cases and drawers.

While you’re there, stop by the National Portrait Gallery (the museums share a building). The exhibition “Poetic Likeness,” which celebrates such writers as Ezra Pound and Walt Whitman, closes this month.