The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame honors Chicago authors who have made outstanding contributions to literature. Fenton Johnson (1888 – 1958) was born in Chicago into an affluent African American family. Educated at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, he published his first collection of poetry, A Little Dreaming, in 1913, and went on to issue two more volumes of verse, as well as essays, stories, and plays. He also founded The Champion and The Favorite magazines. Johnson’s poems, which debuted in Poetry in 1918, have been widely anthologized.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:00 PM
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission