The Poetry Project


The Unseen Document: Talks on Berenice Abbott & Muriel Rukeyser with Eric Keenaghan & Sarah M. Miller

How did two of the greatest documentarians of 20th Century, photographer Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) and poet Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) both embed and evade their political views and personal lives in the making of their work? Join us for talks by Sarah M. Miller and Eric Keenaghan, leading scholars on Abbott and Rukeyser respectively, to think about their legacies in the context of their shared aesthetics, romance and collaboration in an era of Cold War state-surveillance. A conversation moderated by Ariel Goldberg who guest curated this event, will follow.