Poetry Presents: Shoot the Canon
Thursday, March 1st, 6:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Poetry presents poets performing covers of and reading discoveries from the last 100 years of the magazine, featuring Peter Gizzi, K. Silem Mohammad, Tracie Morris, Vanessa Place, Sina Queyras, and others making it new all over again.
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.