Six Points Reading Series featuring: Amira Hanafi

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Read/Write Library for the April installment of the Six Points Reading Series! This month we are pleased to welcome Amira Hanafi on April […]

Dadaism: Paper Bag Poems

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  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 […]

Poetry Center of Chicago in New City’s Lit 50

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Our Executive Director, Elizabeth Metzger Sampson, was included in this year’s Lit 50. Thanks to New City for acknowledging our amazing organization!

I Used to Be an Idiom But Now I Am a Metaphor –– Poems @ Moos

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For our final writing week, the students reflect on how they’ve changed: over their lives, this year, in writing, in silly ways, and just about everything else! Ms. Willis 3rd […]

I’m From “I Love You” And “Piano Time!” –– Poems @Avondale Logandale

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This week, we tour a magical library in our minds! We began by envisioning an enchanted and massive library, and then we read a poem that takes place inside the […]

From Don’t Worry About It –– Poems @Moos

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This week, we tour a magical library in our minds! We began by envisioning an enchanted and massive library, and then we read a poem that takes place inside the […]

This Book is You ––– Library Poems @Darwin

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This week, we tour a magical library in our minds! We began by envisioning an enchanted and massive library, and then we read a poem that takes place inside the […]

I Used to Be Today But Now I Am Tomorrow –– Poems @ Avondale Logandale

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For our final writing week, the students reflect on how they’ve changed: over their lives, this year, in writing, in silly ways, and just about everything else! Ms. Pease 4th […]

I Used to Be Sand But Now I Am a Pearl ––– Poems @ Darwin

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For our final writing week, the students reflect on how they’ve changed: over their lives, this year, in writing, in silly ways, and just about everything else! Ms. Garcia 2nd […]

With Love: A Collective, Part 2

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Today’s post is a special edition for all the moms: My mom, your mom, her mom and the moms of the students at Dubois Elementary school. My time there has […]

With Love: A Collective, Part 1

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There are some things we never get to say, until we do. This class we discussed mothers, mother/son and mother/daughter relationships, often so complex, no one could truly measure their […]