Will You Support the Fund?

Our 3rd annual Hands On Stanzas Scholarship Campaign is live!   Please: donate and spread the word for our student poets across Chicago. And check out our fabulous new video […]

Poetry in the Parks: Aaron Coleman & Vida Cross

The Poetry Center of Chicago will host a reading to close their Poetry in the Parks Reading Series in partnership with Read/Write Library and Chicago Water Taxi featuring Aaron Coleman […]

BODY PASSAGES: a poetry and dance performance

Body Passages is an evening of new collaborative works devised by local poets and dancers. This new performance series is curated by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) and Poetry Center of […]

Poetry in the Parks: Kathy Fagan & Keith S. Wilson

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Humboldt Park for our second installment of the Poetry in the Parks Reading Series! Our featured readers for the evening are Kathy Fagan […]

Why we love Summertime Chi: List Poems

In the final week of HOS at DuBois, I wanted class to be all about the students thinking about our 20-week journey together.  I passed back index cards that I had […]

Poetry in the Parks Reading: Ed Roberson and Daniel Woody

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Garfield Park Conservatory for the first installment of the Poetry in the Parks Reading Series Garfield Park Conservatory Palm House 300 N Central […]

Poetry in the Parks: a summer reading series!

This summer, our Six Points Reading Series will be animorphing into a firefly, a wading pool, a patch of milkweed. As our series is a roving one, we will be […]

Groove-a-Thon: a reading and dancing fundraiser!

We are in the midst of our fundraising campaign for our Hands on Stanzas Scholarship Fund and will be hosting a GROOVE-A-THON to celebrate our awesome readers that we support and […]

Dadaism: Paper Bag Poems

  While the 6th graders wrapped up poems for Mom, the 7th graders tacked “Cut Up” poems, said to have been created by Tristan Tzara in the 1920s, during a movement […]

PCC’s Elizabeth Metzger Sampson named in Newcity’s Lit 50 2017

Our Executive Director, Elizabeth Metzger Sampson, was included in this year’s Lit 50: Who Really Books In Chicago. We love the write up on Beth, our programs, and the shout […]