Pitchfork Poetry Reading
Saturday, July 19th, 2:30 PM
Pitchfork Music Festival
1501 West Randolph Street
Free with admission to the festival
Anthony Madrid lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2013, B O D Y, Boston Review, Fence, Lana Turner, LIT, and Poetry magazine. His first book is I AM YOUR SLAVE NOW DO WHAT I SAY (Canarium Books, 2012). In April 2013, he was a featured writer on Harriet.
Tyler Mills is the author of Tongue Lyre, winner of the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award (SIU Press, 2013). Her poetry has recently appeared in Blackbird, the Believer, the Boston Review, and Poetry magazine (forthcoming). She lives in Chicago, where she is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago and is editor-in-chief of The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought.
Phillip B. Williams is a Chicago native. He is the author of the chapbooks Burn (YesYes Books, 2013) and Bruised Gospels (Arts in Bloom Inc., 2011). His first full-length collection, Thief in the Interior is forthcoming from Alice James Books in 2016. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Anti-, Callaloo, Kenyon Review Online, Poetry magazine, The Southern Review, West Branch, and others. He is the poetry editor of the online journal Vinyl Poetry and is the recipient of a 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship.
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.