Harriet Reading Series: Norma Cole and Roger Reeves
Thursday, March 27th, 6:30 PM
61 West Superior Street
The Harriet Reading Series features established and emerging poets whose innovative approaches to the craft of poetry have appeared on Harriet, the Poetry Foundation’s blog. Award-winning poet Norma Cole is also a painter and author of numerous French translations. She has lived in San Francisco since 1977 and teaches at the University of San Francisco. 2008 Ruth Lilly Fellow Roger Reeves is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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.