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Summer Poetry Camp

Wednesday, June 13th – Wednesday, June 13th, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 20th – Wednesday, June 20th, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 27th – Wednesday, June 27th, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street

Participants meet once a week for three weeks to discuss poems by Terrance Hayes, Naomi Shihab Nye, and others. Lessons include a range of activities designed to strengthen poetic and storytelling skills and develop personal creativity. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the Foundation's library and create their own work in response to what they find there. This camp is open to students in sixth to eighth grade; all experience levels welcome. FREE. All materials and supplies will be provided. Register at library@poetryfoundation.org.

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  • Detail, photograph by Jun Fujita, circa 1930s, courtesy of the Graham and Pamela Lee private collection.
    Current Exhibition
    Jan 12, 2017 – May 26, 2017

    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.