Harriet Reading Series: Joanne Kyger
Friday, September 14th, 6:30 PM
61 West Superior Street
A central influence among the Beats, and later the New York School and Language poets, Joanne Kyger has authored more than 20 books of poetry and prose, including As Ever: Selected Poems, Strange Big Moon: The Japan and India Journals, 1960–1964, and, most recently, About Now: Collected Poems, for which she was awarded the 2008 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles National Literary Award for Poetry. A reception will follow.
Doors open 30 minutes before program start time; program will last approximately one hour.
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.