Dorothea Lasky: “What Is Color in Poetry or Is It the Wild Wind in the Space of the Word?”
Thursday, January 23rd, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Dorothea Lasky, a poet known for her colloquial style and dramatic readings, explores the mystical and practical relationships between color and poetry. An assistant professor at Columbia University, Lasky is the inaugural Bagley Wright Lecturer on Poetry, the co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry, and the author of three poetry collections, including Thunderbird (2012).
Co-sponsored with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series
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.