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Poetry off the Shelf: Peter Sís

Poetry off the Shelf: Peter Sís : Foundation Events

Thursday, Dec 15, 6:00PM

Fullerton Hall
Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Free with museum admission

Winner of the Caldecott Honor, a MacArthur genius fellowship, and many other awards, Czech-born author and illustrator Peter Sís introduces his new book inspired by 12th-century Sufi poet Farid ud-Din Attar’s epic The Conference of the Birds. Chicago actors highlight stanzas as the courageous birds journey toward protection and peace. A book signing follows.

Co-sponsored with the Art Institute of Chicago

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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