Pop-Up Poetry: Kenyatta Rogers
Wednesday, February 17th, 12:00 PM
Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Meet in the Modern Wing’s Griffin Court
Join us for a series of 30-minute lunchtime poetry readings marking the reopening of the new Contemporary Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Kenyatta Rogers is a Cave Canem fellow and was the 2012-2013 Visiting Poet in English at Columbia College Chicago, where he received his MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry. A 2014 Pushcart nominee, his work has been published in or is forthcoming from Jubilat, Vinyl, Court Green, and Cave Canem Anthology XIII, among others.
Free for Art Institute of Chicago members or with museum admission. Visit poetryfoundation.org for additional listings. Cosponsored with the Art Institute of Chicago
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.