Poetry off the Shelf: Orlando Ricardo Menes and Dan Vera
Thursday, October 24th, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Celebrate the inaugural winner and judge of the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize. Judge Orlando Ricardo Menes directs the creative writing program at the University of Notre Dame. His third full-length collection, Fetish, won the 2012 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was published in 2013 by the University of Nebraska Press. Winner Dan Vera is a writer, editor and literary historian in Washington, DC. In addition to his winning volume, Speaking Wiri Wiri, he is the author of The Space Between Our Danger and Delight (Beothuk Books, 2008). A booksigning and reception follow.
Co-sponsored with Letras Latinas, Red Hen Press, the Ragdale Foundation and the Guild Literary Complex
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.