Today’s the birthday of poet Stephen Dunn, whose biography at poetryfoundation.org states: “Dunn’s poetry reflects the social, cultural, psychological, and philosophical territory of the American middle class; his intelligent, lyrical poems narrate the regular episodes of an everyman speaker’s growth, both as an individual and as part of a married—and later divorced—couple.”
Michelle Frankfurter, a recipient of the 2013 Aaron Siskind Foundation grant, presented her series Destino which portrays the “perilous journey of undocumented Central American migrants along the network of freight trains lurching inexorably across Mexico, towards the hope of finding work in the United States.”
See all of the 2013 Aaron Siskind Foundation grant winners on LightBox here.
What do the words “anthrax,” “drone,” or “Guantanamo” mean to you? Would you have thought of them differently 20 years ago? As artist Clayton Campbell shows in this photographic investigation, the times we live in shape our understanding of language. What words have touchstone meanings for you today? What might they mean in the future?
Words We Have Learned Since 9/11 exhibition now open at the Exploratorium.