For And Nor But Or Yet So

Monday, Oct 18 – Dec 17, 2021

61 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60654

This installation, created by artist and designer Bob Faust, rejoices in the poems of Patricia Smith and invites you to recall our connectedness and partake in healing.

Smith, who was raised on the West Side of Chicago, is the winner of numerous awards, including the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. She is a mentor and inspiration to a generation of poets, and a treasure for innumerable readers.

The poems gathered here as QR codes collectively create a “family tree” of work selected by Smith, tracing generative connections between poets past and present.

In this installation, poems have been placed amid interwoven patterns of healing plants: ever expanding layers of beauty, nourished by rain.