Poetry off the Shelf: Villeda, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta, Lisa Fishman, & Daniel Borzutzky
Thursday, September 24th, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
A reception follows the program.
Each year, roughly three dozen emerging and established writers from around the world travel to Iowa City, Iowa, a UNESCO City of Literature, for a ten-week residency at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. IWP director Christopher Merrill introduces this reading, featuring 2015 residents Villeda and Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta, with Chicago poets Lisa Fishman and Daniel Borzutzky.
Cosponsored with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.
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.