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Illinois Poet Laureate Angela Jackson: A Celebration

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 E 60th St, Chicago

When Angela Jackson was named Illinois Poet Laureate in 2020, she quoted her legendary predecessor Gwendolyn Brooks, saying ‘Poetry is life distilled." A poet, playwright, and novelist, Jackson’s repertoire—including poetry collections like Pulitzer Prize-nominated It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time and American Book Award-winning novel Where I Must Go—cements her place next to Brooks […]

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Teju Cole: Black Paper

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 E 60th St, Chicago

In periods of social and political upheaval, people either turn to writing or away from it. Celebrated essayist Teju Cole (Known and Strange Things) argues for the former—defending writing as a means to preserving humanity during fractured times. In his latest collection, Black Paper: Writing in a Dark Time, which follows his art exhibition Black […]

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Speculative Infrastructure

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 E 60th St, Chicago

Can we adapt infrastructure to withstand the effects of climate change? Where do we begin? Who has already started to build the infrastructure of the future? Communities that live next to rapidly warming and fluctuating bodies of water like Lake Michigan understand firsthand the urgency of these questions. What do they advise? Join CHF for […]

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