Opening Reception: Bill Berkson, Andrei Codrescu, Ken Mikolowski, and Emily Warn Discuss The Alternative Press
Thursday, September 22nd – Thursday, September 22nd, 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
The Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
In celebration of the Poetry Foundation’s inaugural exhibit, The Alternative Press Multiple Originals Project, poets Bill Berkson, Andrei Codrescu, and Emily Warn, talk with poet and press founder Ken Mikolowski about the history and cultural impact of The Alternative Press.
Educators: Reserve a block of five or more seats for students on Thursday, September 22.
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.