Poetry off the Shelf: Marge Piercy and Ira Wood
Wednesday, April 17th, 6:30 PM
61 W. Superior
This event is free on a first come, first served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before a program. Programs typically last one hour.
Marge Piercy is the author of eighteen poetry collections and seventeen novels, and her work has been translated into nineteen languages. Her latest books are Pesach for the Rest of Us: Making the Passover Seder Your Own (2011) and The Hunger Moon: New & Selected Poems 1980–2010 (2011). In 2002, Harper Perennial released her memoir, Sleeping with Cats. She also co-authored with Ira Wood So You Want To Write: How to Master the Craft of Fiction and Personal Narrative. Ira Wood is the author of three novels, a teacher, a former publisher, and the host of a weekly radio program called “The Lowdown” on WOMR-FM, Cape Cod’s Community Radio Station. His short pieces have been published in Ploughshares, Tikkun, and Fifth Wednesday Journal, among many other literary magazines. In 1996 he and Piercy established the Leapfrog Press, an internationally distributed “boutique” publishing company, which they sold in 2007. You’re Married to HER?, his new book of autobiographical essays, was released in August 2012. A reception will follow.
Co-sponsored with Fifth Wednesday Journal and Poets & Writers, Inc.
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.