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The Ariel Poems are a series of pamphlets published by Faber and Gwyer, and later by Faber and Faber, an independent publishing house in Great Britain. The first series contained 38 poems and was published between 1927 and 1931. In 1954, eight poems were added as the second series. The pamphlets featured in this exhibition are part of the Raynor Memorial Libraries Special Collections and University Archives, which holds a complete collection of titles in the series.
Conceived as a collaboration between poets and artists, each pamphlet was authored and illustrated by different individuals. Many of the poets are well known today, but perhaps the most significant of them is T. S. Eliot. Eliot joined Faber and Gwyer as an editor in 1925 and remained there for the rest of his career.
Untitled illustration by Robin Jacques, British, 1920–1995 from Ariel Poem New Series for The Winnowing Dream, 1954, by Walter de la Mare, British, 1873–1956, Ariel Poem New Series, Faber and Faber, Jesse Broad and Co., Rare Books Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University.
This exhibition was curated by Amy Cooper Cary, head of Raynor Memorial Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives, and Dr. Angela Sorby, professor in Marquette University's Department of English.