Music and Art
Hyam Plutzik was strongly attracted to and influenced by music and pictorial art, especially after his Ford Fellowship studies of them in 1954 and 1955, and his poetry reflects this interest. By the same token, Plutzik's poetry has drawn several notable composers to set his lyrics to music.
Salemme, Attilio. "The Oracle" and "V of Uncertainties." Reproductions of paintings.
HP owned these framed reproductions of Salemme's work.
"Concerning the Painting 'Afternoon in Infinity' by Attilio Salemme," in The Nation 192, 16 (April 22, 1961), p. 340.
"The Sad Birds of Hilda Altschule.” Original manuscript and typed fair copy. From the "Short Poems" manuscript.
Hilda Altschule is a well-known painter, like HP a winner of the Lillian Fairchild Award; her husband was Willson Coates, Professor of History at the University of Rochester and a good friend of HP's. The painting in question has not been located.