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Poetry off the Shelf: The Voice of Women in American Poetry

Parneshia Jones by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Thursday, June 19th, 7:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free Admission

This edition of the Poetry Society of America’s national series, featuring poets Stuart Dybek, Calvin Forbes, Susan Hahn, Joy Harjo, Parneshia Jones, David Trinidad and more, celebrates the great tradition of American women poets responding to their country’s landscape, cities, history, and people.

Co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America

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  • Detail, photograph by Jun Fujita, circa 1930s, courtesy of the Graham and Pamela Lee private collection.
    Current Exhibition
    Jan 12, 2017 – May 26, 2017

    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.