Children's Poetry Day: A Poetry Menagerie
Saturday, April 18th – Saturday, April 18th, 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a delightful open house just for kids at the Poetry Foundation Library. This special weekend event will feature performances by Adventure Sandwich and Jasmine Barber, Animal Shadow Puppets led by Youth and Family Programs at the Art Institute of Chicago, and poetry writing activities for children up to 13 years old.
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.