Library Book Club Summer Seminar: Voyager by Srikanth Reddy
Thursday, August 1st – Thursday, August 1st, 12:30 PM–1:30 PM
61 West Superior Street
All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. For these special July sessions, the library has invited three poets to discuss a recent work with a small group of readers. Space is limited to 15 participants for each session. Please register for the session(s) you wish to attend in advance by emailing email@example.com.
Srikanth Reddy is a poet and assistant professor in the department of English at the University of Chicago. He is the author of the collections Voyager and Facts for Visitors. Voyager draws its name from the spacecraft currently departing our solar system on an embassy to the beyond, and culminates in a chilling Dantean allegory of leadership and its failure in the cause of humanity.
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.