Hands-On Tour: Women Poets

Date / Time

  • April 13, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Covering female poets from the 16th century to the 20th century, this new Hands-On Tour highlights remarkable female poets in the Rosenbach collection, including Phillis Wheatley, Anne Bradstreet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Emily Dickinson. Through manuscripts, commonplace books, and first editions of their writing, we will discuss their extraordinary ways of creating identities, adaptation to adversity, and breaking conventions through poetry.

Hands-On Tour: Marianne Moore

Date / Time

  • April 6, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Poet Marianne Moore broke free of tradition and reassembled the pieces in a new and sometimes confounding way. In this tour, we will study her letters, clippings and the objects she surrounded herself with to find out more about the sources for her revolutionary and groundbreaking work.

Hands-On Tour: Marianne Moore

Date / Time

  • November 3, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Poet Marianne Moore broke free of tradition and reassembled the pieces in a new and sometimes confounding way. In this tour, we will study her letters, clippings and the objects she surrounded herself with to find out more about the sources for her revolutionary and groundbreaking work.

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Heather Cass White

Date / Time

  • October 24, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The landmark oeuvre of Marianne Moore, one of the major inventors of poetic modernism, has had no straight path from beginning to end; until now, there has been no good vantage point from which to see the body of her remarkable work as a whole. New Collected Poems offers an answer to the question of how to represent the work of a poet so skillful and singular, giving a portrait of the range of her voice and of the modernist culture she helped create.

Hands-On Tour: Marianne Moore

Date / Time

  • May 12, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Poet Marianne Moore broke free of tradition and reassembled the pieces in a new and sometimes confounding way. In this tour, we will study her letters, clippings and the objects she surrounded herself with to find out more about the sources for her revolutionary and groundbreaking work.

Poetry-Writing Workshop: The Poet’s Process

Date / Time

  • April 15, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 22, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 29, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • May 6, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • May 13, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • May 20, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course provides an introduction to poetry writing, drawing upon the Rosenbach’s unique collection of writers’ manuscripts to inspire the creation of new poems. Alongside viewings of such manuscripts as Marianne Moore’s poems in various stages of editing and revision, we will engage in discussions and writing experiments designed to spark original thinking, develop facility with writing, and enhance understanding of your creative process. By the end of the course, you will have created a portfolio of poems and enhanced your knowledge of diverse approaches to creative work.

Hands-On Tour: Marianne Moore, Modernist Poet

Date / Time

  • March 10, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Poet Marianne Moore broke free of tradition and reassembled the pieces in a new and sometimes confounding way. In this tour, we will study her letters, clippings and the objects she surrounded herself with to find out more about the sources for her revolutionary and groundbreaking work.

5 Questions with Allison C. Meier

A series of informal, intimate talks given by literary and cultural luminaries, In Conversation with the Rosenbach delves into fascinating histories, intellectual curiosities, and inspiring ideas. Each program offers the audience a chance to join the conversation after the talk and share their own thoughts and questions. Join us January 26 to hear Hyperallergic writer …