It’s National Poetry Month, and our team of self-professed lit lovers is commemorating the occasion with a series of poetry and art pairings—bound for your inbox every Saturday in April. We’ve got a history of pairing prints + poetry that goes way back to 20x200’s early days. Once you see the exercise in action, you’ll understand why—the two art forms make fascinating bedfellows. Presented side-by-side without explanation, they enter into an exchange, a restrained tango danced at a distance, just a hair too far to touch. Subtler gestures suddenly stand out in relief against the paired partner. Suggestive similarities deepen our appreciation for each work. And if we’re being honest, playing matchmaker with art and poems is a truly satisfying brain teaser.
Every poem we’re featuring this month comes care of the Academy of American Poets very own poets.org—publisher of Poem-a-Day (which any avid word lover ought to sign up for). And the art is, of course, all available on 20x200!
Speaking of: every print in this week’s set is 25% off through Monday only with code HATCH. All our Vintage & Space art and custom framing for any edition is also 25% off with the same code. Just spend $50 by 4/5 at midnight PT.
With art for everyone,