James Arthur, Matthew Dickman, Ed Skoog, and others
Friday, December 14th, 7:00 PM
Richard Hugo House, Seattle, WA
Poet and Princeton University Hodder Fellow Arthur (Charms Against Lightning) reads with poet and Tin House editor Dickman (Mayakovsky’s Revolver) and poet and podcaster Skoog (Mister Skylight) for this Copper Canyon Press 40th anniversary celebration.
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.