Sharon Venezio, Suzanne Lummis, Chad Sweeney, and others
Sunday, April 28th, 4:00 PM
Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA
Valley Contemporary Poets co-director Venezio celebrates the release of her debut collection, The Silence of Doorways, with readings by Los Angeles Poetry Festival director Lummis (In Danger) and poet and translator Sweeney (Wolf’s Milk).
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.