Cyber Monday: Big Discounts on the Poetry Center’s Limited Edition Broadsides!

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This holiday season you can support the Poetry Center of Chicago while getting your shopping done! Cyber Monday will feature big discounts on our large collection of limited edition, signed […]

Poetry Center of Chicago Joins National #GivingTuesday Movement

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This Tuesday, be thankful for poetry in schools, for creative literacy opportunities in underserved communities and for lines like these from our students: I’m from the city lights / Streaming […]

Animale Carnivale (pt. 2)

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The freedom the students had with this assignment with just the music and the animal name was truly amazing. I am definitely going to teach this workshop again, and others, […]

Animale Carnivale (pt. 1)

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As part of a partnership with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, I too get to teach the Carnival of the Animals to all of my students. I was able to play […]

Animal Magnetism

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Last week, we did things a little differently. The students partook in a joint collaborative effort between the Poetry Center and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; you can read a little […]

Hands On Stanzas, live at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra!

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We could not be more excited about our collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra! This March, a few of our students will be performing their original poetry live on stage […]

Dear Cheetah: You should move to Chicago

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This week the Darwin 2nd & 3rd graders read Blake’s “Tyger” and then wrote a poem to a mysterious animal. For their poem, they could ask the animal any questions they […]

Are you big like the Sears Tower? Or small like a little doctor?

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For our third week together, the Moos 4th & 6th graders read Blake’s “Tyger” and then wrote a poem to a mysterious animal. For their poem, they could ask the […]

Elephants: Why are your eyes the same as my uncle’s?

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This week the Avondale Logandale 4th graders read Blake’s “Tyger” and then wrote a poem to a mysterious animal. For their poem, they could ask the animal any questions they […]

Michiko Alive Twice (pt. 2)

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And here are the rest of the poems. There was a pretty even balance between happy and sad poems, and I hope that they see that there are ways to […]