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Poetry off the Shelf: Fulcrum Point Goes Ivy League

Wednesday, February 27th, 7:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 W. Superior
Free admission

This event is free on a first come, first served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before a program. Programs typically last one hour.

In its ongoing Ivy League series, Chicago’s endlessly innovative Fulcrum Point New Music Project explores poetry and music associated with Princeton University. The impressive roster of poets who attended or have taught at Princeton includes John Berryman, W. S. Merwin, Galway Kinnell, C. K. Williams, Jane Hirshfield, Paul Muldoon, Susan Wheeler, Michael Dickman, and this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith. Princeton composers Steve Mackey, Andy Akiho, Andrea Mazziarello, and Elliot Cole join in this multimedia event of music, electronics, percussion, and drama.

Co-sponsored with Fulcrum Point New Music Project

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  • Detail, photograph by Jun Fujita, circa 1930s, courtesy of the Graham and Pamela Lee private collection.
    Current Exhibition
    Jan 12, 2017 – Apr 21, 2017

    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.