At The University of Rochester: to celebrate the continuing vitality of Hyam Plutzik’s poetry, and the significance of his life and career, that this exhibition is mounted.

Reprising the 1982 exhibition on Plutzik’s life and work was prepared by Jarold Ramsey of the University of Rochester English Department, The “Hyam Plutzik, Poet” exhibition was prepared by Sergei Kriskov (UR 2012), and the adjoining display, “Rochester Students Read Plutzik,” by Sarah Young (UR 2013).

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Olivia Morgan, Class of 2013

A two-case display, concluding the larger Hyam Plutzik: Poet exhibition, featured the text of several of Plutzik’s poems alongside personal responses–some in brief essay form, others using visual media–created by undergraduate students from various departments in the University. Here we include curator Sarah Young’s overview statement, the text of each poem included in the display, and the written responses accompanying each poem.

Olivia Morgan
Class of 2013, pencil drawing

Watkinson Library at Trinity College
Hyam Plutzik ’32: American Poet, Connecticut and Beyond, 2013

An exhibition focused on the life and career of Trinity alumnus Hyam Plutzik ’32, who studied under Trinity professor Odell Shepard (1884-1967).  Most of the materials on display are on loan from the University of Rochester, which hosts the Plutzik Reading Series, one of the longest-running reading series in the country.