289-182}: More Than a Number

Event time: 
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 12:30pm to Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:30pm
Seton Gallery (main level of Dodd's Hall) See map
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516
Event description: 

289-182}: More Than a Number

November 8 - December 3

opening reception: November 8, 4 - 6 p.m. 


Seton Gallery is pleased to present {289-182}: More Than a Number, a group exhibition celebrating the poetry of Dr. Randall Horton. Winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, {289-182}: Poems references Horton’s Department of Corrections number during his incarceration at Roxbury Correctional Institution in Maryland. Using a combination of traditional and digital media, students from Graphic Design Studio 3 at the University of New Haven and Applications of Graphic Design at the University of New Haven Prison Education Program/Yale Prison Education Initiative drew inspiration from Horton’s book. The posters and mixed-media works created for this exhibition include direct quotations from Horton’s poetry.


On Monday, November 8, the opening reception will feature a reading by Dr. Horton. The exhibition continues through December 3. 



Exhibition poster designed by Bianca Ibarlucea


About Dr. Randall Horton


Dr. Randall Horton is a Professor of English at the University of New Haven as well as a Faculty Member of the University of New Haven Prison Education Program/Yale Prison Education Initiative Faculty Oversight Committee. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Book Award, Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award, the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award for Creative Nonfiction, and a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature. He currently sits on the Advisory Board of Pen America’s Pen Prison Writing Program. In 2018-2019, Dr. Horton was selected as Poet-in-Residence for the Civil Rights Corps in Washington DC, a non-profit organization dedicated to challenging systemic injustice in the American legal system. Dr. Horton is currently the only tenured Full Professor in the United States of America at a university or college with seven felony convictions.


COVID-19 Policy for Seton Gallery


Masks are required, and the gallery capacity cannot exceed 24 people. 


Members of the university community should be prepared to share their Co-Verified status. 


Visitors from outside the campus community are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours. Visitors must also provide contact details should contact tracing become necessary. Visitors may confirm their vaccination status prior to the event by emailing jgleisner@newhaven.edu


Complete guidelines for campus visitors are available here. 

Event Type: 
Call to Action
Event Source: 
Community Group
Open To: 
Graduate Students
Community Members