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Poetry off the Shelf: The Poetry of Bolaño, Marquez & Galeano

Monday, February 29th, 7:30 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission

The poetry of Roberto Bolaño, Gabriel García Márquez and Eduardo Galeano is among the most vivid and haunting in contemporary literature. Watch some of Chicago’s finest actors bring to life some of the outstanding writings of these three uniquely Latin American artists. In conjunction with the upcoming premiere productions of José Rivera’s Another Word for Beauty and Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 (adapted for the stage by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley), Goodman Theatre presents an in-depth look at the remarkable range of contemporary Latina and Latino writers working in theater with A Celebration of Latina/o Artists.  

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  • Detail, photograph by Jun Fujita, circa 1930s, courtesy of the Graham and Pamela Lee private collection.
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    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.