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 […]

I Wish For a Very Soft Cat: 2nd Grade Poems From Darwin Elementary

What a fun first week we had! I have the pleasure of working with the second graders at Darwin Elementary–specifically Ms. Garcia and Ms. Tasior’s fabulous students. For our first […]

‘Walkedon’: William Carlos Williams Revisited

The first day of my 10 week residency at Taft with their 8th Grade classroom was filled with energy! The students were eagerly brilliant and so we dug right in […]

What’s Eating You?

A discussion of food and memory began our class in preparation to study Gary Soto’s Narrative Style poem, Oranges. Nostalgia and feelings came up a lot in our talks. What emotions […]


My first day of my 20 week residency at Washington really wowed me! The students were eagerly brilliant and so we dug right in to examine William Carlos William’s minimalist […]

50% Off Poetry Prints and Broadsides Today!

This holiday season you can support the Poetry Center of Chicago while getting your shopping done! On Cyber Monday, PCC is offering 50% off our large collection of limited edition […]

CALL FOR POETS & DANCERS: Join Body Passages in 2018!

Body Passages is a poetry and dance incubator that provides workshops and performances that center around the intersectionality between these media. Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) and Poetry Center of Chicago […]

Six Points Reading Series: Jehanne Dubrow & Emily Yoon

Wednesday, November 8 6:30- 8:30 PM City Lit Books 2523 N Kedzie Blvd. Chicago, Illinois 60647 Join us for the November installment of the Six Points Reading Series! Jehanne Dubrow […]

Six Points Reading Series: Mark Tardi & Nina Corwin

Wednesday, October 4 6:30-8:00 PM 57th Street Books 1301 E 57th St Chicago, IL 60637 Join The Poetry Center of Chicago for our October installment of The Six Points Reading […]

Six Points Reading Series: Lauren Hunter & Melissa Castro

Thursday, September 14 6:30-10 PM Julius Meinl 3601 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60614 RSVP on Facebook The Poetry Center of Chicago will host a reading featuring Lauren Hunter and […]

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 […]