Will You Support the Fund?

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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 […]

Why we love Summertime Chi: List Poems

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]