Mark Nowak visits the Block

Poet, playwright, cultural critic, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum fellow Mark Nowak responded to The Left Front by speaking to Prof. Harris Feinsod’s “Poetry of the History of the Americas” class in The Left Front Gallery and reading his poems in the Block Auditorium. In the spirit of the Left Front, his poems give voice […]

Mark Nowak: Working Poems

Listen now to Working Poems with Mark Nowak (audio, 30 minutes) Poet, playwright, essayist and cultural critic Mark Nowak will respond to the Left Front exhibition in a reading and conversation. In the spirit of the Left Front, his poems give voice to working people, documenting the hardships wrought by economic downturns both here in the United […]

Patti Smith in Conversation

On January 30, 2009, musician, poet, artist, and activist Patti Smith spoke with filmmaker Steven Sebring and Chicago Sun-Times pop music critic Jim DeRogatis following the screening of Sebring’s film Patti Smith: Dream of Life at Block Cinema. A streaming video of this conversation can be watched below (62:29 minutes) Smith’s appearance at the Block […]