Poetry at 100: An Anniversary Reading
Monday, April 8th, 8:15 PM
92nd Street Y, New York, NY
Poetry magazine celebrated its centenary in 2012. To mark the occasion, Frank Bidart, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Mary Karr, Marie Ponsot, Don Share, Atsuro Riley, Christian Wiman and Charles Wright gather to read from The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine, a commemorative anthology compiled by Don Share and Christian Wiman, the magazine’s editors.
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.