Thursday, October 13 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
In the Absence of Sparrows: A Poetic Remembrance of Journalist James Foley

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Poet Daniel Johnson pays tribute to American journalist James Foley, who was killed by ISIS in Syria in 2014. In a multi-media presentation, Johnson explores his nearly twenty-year friendship with Foley, while layering poetry over combat footage, still photos, and live music. Johnson’s wife, Ebele Okpokwasili-Johnson, joins him in paying tribute and provides vocal accompaniment.

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Daniel Johnson

Executive director, Mass Poetry
Daniel Johnson is the author of Shadow Act: an Elegy for Journalist James Foley, which is forthcoming from McSweeney's in August 2023. Shadow Act explores Johnson's nearly 20-year friendship with James Foley, who was killed by ISIS in Syria in 2014. Johnson is also the author of... Read More →

Thursday October 13, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Martha Richardson Fine Art/Robert Klein Gallery/Quidley & Co. 38 Newbury Street, Boston