Poet Taylor Johnson selected for inaugural role for 2022

The 2022 poetry initiative is supported by Van Cleef & Arpels

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets, announced today that Taylor Johnson has been selected as the inaugural Poet-in-Residence for 2022. This new initiative builds upon the institution’s legacy of engaging forms of abstraction in the visual arts and beyond, as well as its history of poetry events, and continues the Guggenheim’s commitment to amplifying diverse voices and perspectives within its programming. The launch of the Poet-in-Residence program was announced at an event celebrating the life of artist and writer Etel Adnan (1925–2021) that featured readings of her poems and original works by Ammiel Alcalay, Omar Berrada, Stephen MotikaAsiya Wadud, and Anne Waldman.

The yearlong initiative is supported by Van Cleef & Arpels.

The Poet-in-Residence initiative will introduce encounters with poetry throughout the Guggenheim. In his new role, Johnson will work with Guggenheim staff to develop, organize, and participate in a yearlong series of public programs including poetry readings, workshops, performances, and activations designed for a range of audiences. These presentations by contemporary poets and writers will take place throughout the year in connection with the exhibitions on view by Jennie C. Jones and Cecilia Vicuña.

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