Sep 8th 2020

In their latest poetry collections, Krista Franklin and Nate Marshall both offer visions of liberation. Franklin’s Too Much Midnight explores portraiture and collage as strategies for radical imaginings, while Marshall’s FINNA celebrates Black vernacular as uplifting “Black possibility, Black future, Blackness as tomorrow”. Franklin and Marshall are joined by the poet Parneshia Jones for a discussion about the intersections of poetry, visual art and popular culture.

This annual lecture is presented in honor of Esther S. Saks and her 90th birthday in celebration of her lifetime commitment to culture, curiosity, and social justice.

This program is presented in partnership with Blanc Gallery and Young Chicago Authors.

This week’s programs presented with the support of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.

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