Commissioned by the Poetry Foundation, The Chicago 77 is a 77-line poem comprised of found text and objects from each of Chicago’s 77 community areas. The piece was created by poets and artists Fatimah Asghar, Krista Franklin, Fo Wilson, and Jamila Woods. The completed poem has been printed in a single edition on paper made by artists Margaret Mahan and Drew Matott.
Eric Ekstrand, Luke Hankins, Alice Osborn and Katherine Soniat
Ekstrand (Laodicea), Hankins (Weak Devotions), Osborn (After the Steaming Stops) and Soniat (Bright Stranger) read work about the South at this museum and arts center that preserves and extends the legacy of Black Mountain College.
2011 New York Knicks Poetry Slam champion Ingram (Growl and Snare) reads with Collins, former president of The California Federation of Chaparral Poets, for this monthly series presented by Friends of the Claremont Library.