Poetry off the Shelf: Red, White & Blue: Poets on Politics
Thursday, September 27th, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Part of a national series, this program explores the role of politics in the literary landscape today. Suji Kwock Kim is a Korean American whose first collection, Notes from the Divided Country, won the Walt Whitman Award. Li-Young Lee is the son of Chinese political exiles and has published four volumes of poetry and a memoir, The Winged Seed. The former poet laureate of Brooklyn and a frequent commentator on human rights, D. Nurkse is the author of 10 poetry collections, most recently A Night in Brooklyn. Alice Quinn, executive director of the Poetry Society of America, will moderate.
Doors open 30 minutes before program start time; program will last approximately one hour.
Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America
This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry and prose, scrapbooks of pieces she published as a young woman, extensive correspondence with a significant roster of other writers, and manuscript drafts and proofs, especially after she left mainstream publishing to produce her works with black-owned presses.