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Library Book Club

Friday, March 15th – Friday, March 15th, 12:30 PM–1:30 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In 2013, the library will ask individuals from varied backgrounds to select a title that has been meaningful to them. Space is limited to 15 participants. Please register in advance by emailing library@poetryfoundation.org.

March’s curator, Salvador Vergara, selected Jose Emilio Pacheco’s City of Memory for the following reasons:

“I like his clear, clean style–brief and profound. His observation of nature, of the passage of time, of the quotidian and his ability to find beauty in the day to day and in the ephemeral…”
 
Salvador Vergara has been the Librarian at the Instituto Cervantes in Chicago since 2003.  He loves literature and is lucky enough to be surrounded by books.

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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.