Poetry off the Shelf: Crazy Brave: The Life and Poetry of Joy Harjo
Sunday, November 4th, 12:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
$10/5 for students and teachers with I.D. Sold out; standby tickets will not be available.
312.494.9509 or chicagohumanities.org
For more than 30 years, poet Joy Harjo, of Muskogee Nation heritage, has evoked the landscape of the Southwest with language steeped in American native cultures and visionary lyricism. Harjo’s many-faceted artistic life includes the poetry collections She Who Had Horse and the American Book Award–winning In Mad Love and War, as well as her new memoir Crazy Brave, and stints playing saxophone in Joy Harjo and the Arrow Dynamics Band.
Doors open 30 minutes before program start time; program will last approximately one hour.
Co-sponsored with the Chicago Humanities Festival
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.