Aracelis Girmay, Katy Lederer and Anthony Tognazzini
Tuesday, September 2nd, 7:00 PM
Bryant Park Reading Room, New York, NY
BOA Editions press poets Girmay (Kingdom Animalia), Lederer (The Heaven-Sent Leaf) and Tognazzini (I Carry A Hammer In My Pocket For Occasions Such As These) are the featured readers for this Word for Word Poetry series event.
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.