Poetry off the Shelf: Peter Sís
Thursday, December 15th, 6:00 PM
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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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.