Fugitive Sparrows: An Emily Dickinson Installation (2010)

Presentation Date: 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Woodberry Poetry Room, Lamont Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

In celebration of National Poetry Month, this installation showcased artwork by Zachary Sifuentes based on Emily Dickinson’s poetry and creative process, using optical instruments, letterpress printing forms, poems placed in Harvard Yard, and abstract art made up of the text of Dickinson’s complete works.  The installation challenged viewers to confront the act of reading by having them read excerpts from Dickinson’s poems by looking through telescopes and lenses, into a mirror, or following a line of sight in an 1844 dictionary. 

Co-curated with Zachary Sifuentes.

See also: 2000s