Poetry off the Shelf: Iraqi Mutual Aid Society Poetry Festival
Saturday, April 5th, 2:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Finalists from the second annual Iraqi Poetry Festival and Contest confront themes of home, dislocation, sojourn, migration and resettlement. Reflecting the linguistic and cultural diversity of Iraq and its vibrant oral tradition, Arabic, Assyrian, Aramaic, Chaldean, Kurdish, Hebrew and Turkoman poems will be presented bilingually, along with works in English by Iraqi poets. For further information about the contest, visit iraqimutualaid.org.
Co-sponsored with the Iraqi Mutual Aid Society
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.