In this fantastic exhibit, visuals and poetics come together for a charming viewing experience. Picture book artists work with a whole host of poetic genres, from ancient epics to Robert Frost. Picturing Poetry is currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago, right on Michigan Avenue–just a two-minute walk from the Van Buren Metra stop, this marriage between art and language is not to be missed.
Peter Sís. Illustration from The Conference of the Birds, 2011. The Penguin Press.