Collection and Cocktails: A Poetry Foundation Library Open House
Wednesday, September 7th – Wednesday, September 7th, 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
61 West Superior Street
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis; pre-register
Celebrate the library’s expanded fall hours by exploring the 30,000-volume non-circulating collection. Festivities include poetry fortune telling, poetry recording sessions, a scavenger hunt, and readings of favorite poems from the library collection by local poets Phil Jenks, Jennifer Karmin, Quraysh Lansana, Dolly Lemke, Anthony Madrid, Mike Puican, Kathleen Rooney, and Robbie Telfer. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres served.
This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s. The first Japanese-American photojournalist, he is responsible for the most famous photos of the Eastland disaster, the Chicago race riots of 1919, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, among others. This show will explore his lesser-known landscapes.