A program highlighting the return to Chicago of beat poet Herbert Huncke, now 79, after half a century’s absence; he and Chicago poet Jack Walls will read from their work. Two short films will also be shown: James Rasin and Jerry Poynton’s The Burning Ghat, which stars Huncke and won a golden plaque award for best dramatic short at the 1991 Chicago International Film Festival, and Eye to Eye, a documentary about photographer Robert Mapplethorpe narrated by Walls, his longtime companion. Rasin and Poynton will also be present to answer questions.