As part of our education and ideas festival, we will host a mobile audio exhibit, "A Long Walk with Adrian Matejka & Jack Johnson." The exhibit will take place at Lovejoy Library on Tuesday, December 6, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, December 7, at 1:00 p.m.
The exhibit showcases poems by Matejka about the first African American heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson. Matejka's poems, many written as persona poems, channel the first-person perspective of Johnson as well as his friends and foes. In addition to including poems, the exhibit also contains Matejka’s commentary about his overall approach to producing his project on Johnson.
We refer to the exhibit as "a long walk" because visitors are free to move around the library while listening to the poems and commentary on our audio devices.