Creator’s Kit to Devising: A Dance & Poetry Workshop

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This poetry month, we are celebrating with a workshop and reading! Join the Poetry Center of Chicago as we pair up with Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble for a poetry and dance […]

Pink is Like a Thousand Flowers in the Spring –– Color Poems @ Darwin

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This week the 2nd graders continued their poetic personification. Today’s poem: personify a color! Enjoy: Ms. Palacios 2nd Grade Silver’s Day Sophia R. Silver is nice and gray. Silver is […]

Then…… He Met…… Pink! –– Color Poems & Sound Poems @ Moos

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This week the 3rd graders continued their poetic personification. Today’s poem: personify a color! And, we had the honor of having our second class with Ms. Mathes’ 2nd graders. Today, […]

Make All the Colors Leave and Stay Here Forever –– Color Poems @ Avondale Logandale

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This week the 4th graders continued their poetic personification. Today’s poem: personify a color! Enjoy: Ms. Lozada 4th Grade Blue Kevin M. Blue makes me blue my favorite color, make […]

‘You ate my/other calf’: Lousy Language #2

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Spring is in the air…or at least it is trying to be. So, with that in mind, this lesson had us looking at Kevin Young’s love/ ‘nonsense’ poem, Errata. Young’s poetry […]

Super Powers Activate!

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Illustration Credits: Green Lantern-Jordon R., Arrow-Lizette A., Aqua Man-Angel P., Wonder Woman-Victoria D.-Black Widow-Anissa C.,  Hanna Montana-Anon., Spider Man-Joseph A. This week had us looking at (you guessed it) Superheroes […]

Six Points Reading Series: Maria Barnas & Patricia Rose

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Photography for another March installment of the Six Points Reading Series!   The poets will be reading in response […]

The Cloud Do Not Cry Instead He Rains –– Object Poems @ Darwin

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Ms. Palacios 2nd Grade Sharks Angel F. Sharks live in the water. Sharks eat fish. Sharks have babies. Sharks care their babies to not get kill. Sharks tell me to […]

An Open Door Leads to a Great World –– Object Poems @ Moos

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Ms. Willis 3rd Grade Moose Isabella R. The moose said get me chocolate The moose said I got to go The moose said I’m hungry now The moose said cake […]

The Door Said Who Are You –– Object Poems @ Avondale Logandale

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Ms. Pease 4th Grade The Pretty Things Merileise V. The eraser says you made a mistake. The headband says I’m a pretty thing that goes on your head. The nail […]