Harriet Reading Series: Catherine Wagner and Dana Ward
Thursday, May 30th, 7:00 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.
The Harriet Reading Series features presentations by poets who have appeared on Harriet, the Poetry Foundation’s blog. The series features both established and emerging poets whose writing finds innovative approaches to the craft of poetry. Catherine Wagner’s books include Nervous Device, My New Job, Macular Hole, and Miss America. She has performed widely in the U.S. and abroad. With Rebecca Wolff, she edited Not for Mothers Only, an anthology of poetry exploring maternity and motherhood. She is associate professor of English at Miami University in Ohio. Dana Ward is the author of This Can’t Be Life, The Crisis of Infinite Worlds,and Some Other Deaths of Bas Jan Ader. Based in Cincinnati, he curates the Cy Press Poetry @ Thunder Sky reading series and co-edits Perfect Lovers Press.
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.