The Poem as a Place of Respite

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Smart Museum of Art

5550 S. Greenwood Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637

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Explore the work of artists and poets who engage with ideas of utopia, past and present.

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Join the Smart Museum of Art and Poetry Foundation for a poetry reading, discussion, and creative writing workshop.

Presented in conjunction with Down Time: On the Art of Retreat, the workshop explores poems by Black poets that imagine, perform, or create places of respite. The evening also features a tour of the exhibition and a guided writing exercise that engages with the poetic form as a space for escape, renewal, and transformation.

Image: Ja'Tovia Gary, Still from Giverny I (Négresse Impériale), 2017, Video, 06:18. Courtesy the artist and galerie frank elbaz.

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