SGH on Why Poems are the Apartments of the Housing World
City slickers like to pretend they’re too hard-boiled for things like poetry, but stanza is Italian for room, and in fact nothing complements apartment living like poetry’s sharp lines, quick turns, hard-won grace, and carefully preserved pockets of empty space.
At the intersection of poetry and architecture is the exhibit “Walking, Poems & Buildings,” which opens this week at Poets House (72 Spring St., 2nd floor) and includes collaboratively produced poems and architectural models of a bus shelter and a “writer’s hut.”
This season, the hottest, slimmest gift isn’t a plasma television—it’s a volume of poetry. What’s on your shelf? (Thanks, Patricia!) SGH