Pop-Up Poetry: Francesco Levato
Wednesday, August 3rd, 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. Francesco Levato is a poet, a translator of Italian poetry, and an experimental filmmaker. A former executive director of The Poetry Center of Chicago, Levato is the founder and director of the Chicago School of Poetics and currently serves as Cinépoetry Editor for Poetry International. He is the author of Marginal State (Fractal Edge Press, 2006), War Rug (Plastique Press, 2009), Endless, Beautiful, Exact (Argotist, 2011), and Elegy for Dead Languages. Variations on Want (2011).
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 showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry and prose, scrapbooks of pieces she published as a young woman, extensive correspondence with a significant roster of other writers, and manuscript drafts and proofs, especially after she left mainstream publishing to produce her works with black-owned presses.