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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

  1. Reading
    • Wednesday, January 25th, 10:00 AM

    The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts. Sign up to receive our event newsletter in...

  2. Workshop
    • Wednesday, January 25th, 12:00 PM–2:00 PM

    Robin Coste Lewis, author of the National Book Award-winning collection Voyage of the Sable Venus, leads a craft talk and workshop that asks: In which ways are writing and photography...

  3. Reading
    • Wednesday, January 25th, 7:00 PM

    Robin Coste Lewis is a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Voyage of the Sable Venus, winner of...

  4. Reading
    • Wednesday, February 1st, 10:00 AM

    The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts. Sign up to receive our event newsletter in...

  5. Reading
    • Thursday, February 2nd, 6:00 PM

    Presented as part of a centennial initiative honoring the legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American poet to receive the Pulitzer Prize, Our Miss Brooks 100 brings together five...

  6. Workshop
    • Thursday, February 2nd, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff. February’s meeting is dedicated to the ghazal, an intricate Eastern lyric that Agha Shahid Ali...

  7. Reading
    • Thursday, February 2nd, 7:00 PM

    The groundbreaking exhibition Art AIDS America underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in art as it introduces and explores the whole spectrum of artistic responses to AIDS, from...

  8. Extended Hours
    • Saturday, February 4th, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

    The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public on select Saturdays. Browse our collection of nearly 30,000 books of poetry, including 2,500 chapbooks, and a selection of local and...

  9. Workshop
    • Saturday, February 4th, 12:00 PM–2:00 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff. February’s meeting is dedicated to the ghazal, an intricate Eastern lyric that Agha Shahid Ali...

  10. Reading
    • Wednesday, February 8th, 10:00 AM

    The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts. Sign up to receive our event newsletter in...

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  • Detail, photograph by Jun Fujita, circa 1930s, courtesy of the Graham and Pamela Lee private collection.
    Current Exhibition
    Jan 12, 2017 – Apr 21, 2017

    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.

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