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Reading Collage: Poets and Artists on The Construction of Fiction

November 1, 2018 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

In conjunction with the Pratt Manhattan Gallery exhibition John Ashbery: The Construction of Fiction, the Pratt Manhattan Gallery and Pratt Writing Department will present this discussion of poetry as collage and the work of John Ashbery (1927-2017) as poet and visual artist. Organized by Professor Rachel Levitsky.


Susan Bee

Anselm Berrigan

Marcella Durand

Emily Skillings

Pamela Sneed

John Yau, moderator

“John Ashbery: The Construction of Fiction,” curated by Antonio Sergio Bessa, is an exhibition spanning seven decades of collages by the poet. Through November 14. Both the exhibition and event are free and open to the public, for more information, visit

Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11 AM–6 PM
Thursday until 8 PM


Image: Installation of view of John Ashbery: The Construction of Fiction. Photo by Jason Mandella Photography.