Poetry off the Shelf: Lucille Clifton Tribute & Book Launch
Thursday, September 20th, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
“One always feels the looming humaneness around Lucille Clifton’s poems,” observed the judges in awarding her the 2007 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Clifton once told an interviewer that “writing is a way of continuing to hope…a way of remembering I am not alone.” Poets Michael S. Glaser, Li-Young Lee, Elise Paschen, Kevin Young, and other special guests offer tributes and read favorite works to celebrate The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010. A reception will follow.
Doors open 30 minutes before program start time; program will last approximately one hour.
Co-sponsored with BOA Editions
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.