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Fear

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Tinted Winter

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Grow Up!

R.A. Villanueva & Rachel Eliza Griffiths to Read May 7

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago for this month’s installment of the Six Points Reading Series. Admission is free at the Garland Room on the first floor of the Chicago Cultural […]

24 hours remaining in our Indiegogo Campaign!

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Only 24 hours remain in our Indiegogo campaign! We are over 115% funded and are excited to finish strong. There’s still time to contribute and spread the word via social […]

Farewell, 4th Grade!

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Our 10 weeks of poetry flew by far too quickly, and yesterday marked our final 4th grade classes. It’s never easy ending a residency, but we did so the best […]

Fear

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“We were afraid of everything,” begins the poem “Fear” by Dorianne Laux. I asked students to describe the fears of teenagers and compiled a selection of lines into a collaborative […]

GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Initial Indiegogo campaign goal achieved!

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We are so excited and grateful to have surpassed our initial Indiegogo campaign goal! Thanks to almost 100 donors we are happy to be reaching toward a new stretch goal, […]

Early in the Morning

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Li-Young Lee’s poem “Early in the Morning” tells of what appears to be a mundane daily routine in the lives of a couple, but in the end there is this […]

Hair-ography

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The House on Mango Street is a fairly popular book in Chicago and is taught at both literary organizations and in Chicago Public Schools. The book takes snapshots of Cisneros’ […]

Tinted Winter

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For our penultimate 4th grade class, we traveled back a few months in time for “Very Strong February” by Bernadette Mayer. Now that spring has finally (?) sprung, this quite […]

#sorrynotsorry

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This week found us looking at Martín Espada’s “I Apologize for Giving You Poison Ivy by Smacking You in the Eye with the Crayfish at the End of My Fishing […]

Grow Up!

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Today’s workshop was inspired by Sharon Olds’ “Rite of Passage” which traces the roots of how young people grow up into their possible personalities. So the 8th graders looked back […]