Friday, May 4th, 6:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
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The author or editor of more than 30 books, including, most recently, Wharf Hypothesis, Ron Silliman is an influential contemporary poet and blogger whose work has been translated into a dozen languages. A recipient of the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine, a Pew Fellowship, and two literary fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, he is a 2012 Kelly Writers House Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He will read from poems that span his career. A reception will follow the reading.
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.