Poetry off the Shelf: Eduardo C. Corral, Carmen Giménez-Smith, Sheryl Luna and Deborah Paredez
Thursday, December 5th, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
The Poetry Foundation partners with CantoMundo, a national collective for Latina/o poets, to present a reading with CantoMundo fellows and CantoMundo co-founder Deborah Paredez. Eduardo C. Corral won the 2011 Yale Younger Poets Prize for Slow Lightning, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. Carmen Giménez-Smith is the author of four poetry collections and is currently blogging at Harriet, the blog of the Poetry Foundation. Sheryl Luna received the Andres Montoya Prize for her first collection, Pity the Drowned Horses. Deborah Paredez is the author of This Side of Skin and the critical study Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory. A reception will follow the reading.
Co-sponsored CantoMundo, Letras Latinas 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.