The Open Door Readings: September
Tuesday, September 16th, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
The Open Door Readings present work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs on a monthly basis. Each hour-long reading features two Chicagoland college and graduate writing program instructors and two of their current or recent students. The Poetry Foundation presents the Open Door series on the third Tuesday of every month, September through May.
Chris Green is the author of three books of poetry: The Sky Over Walgreens (2007), Epiphany School (2009), and Résumé (2014). His poetry has appeared in such journals as Poetry, New York Times, New Letters, Verse, and Nimrod. He has edited four anthologies, including Brute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose & Photography and the forthcoming, I Remember: A Poem by Chicago Veterans of War. He teaches in the English Department at DePaul University.
Clare Stuber is a Chicago-based poet studying creative writing and gender studies at DePaul University. Committed to the DIY community and local publishing presses, she often hosts and performs at readings around the city. Stuber works as a peer tutor at DePaul's Writing Center, where she also co-facilitates a creative writing workshop.
Aaron Baker’s first collection of poems, Mission Work won the Bakeless Prize in Poetry and the 2009 Glasgow/Shenandoah Prize for Emerging Writers. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, he received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia. He has been awarded fellowships by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and has published work in numerous literary journals, including Poetry, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, and Post Road. He is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing program at Loyola University Chicago.
Lucy Schoyer was born and raised in the steel-town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After high school, she moved to Chicago to go to Loyola University, where she majored in Creative Writing and Social Work. Since graduating she received her Masters in Social Work, and continues to write and love poetry.
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.