“Poetry from the Inside” Special Event on Sept. 28

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The Poetry Center of Chicago is proud to partner with Free Write Arts & Literacy and Chicago Books to Women in Prison to present a special reading and book drive […]

Toby Altman & Maggie Queeney to read Sept. 14

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at City Lit Books for the September installment of the Six Points Reading Series on September 14 at 6:30pm In 2016 we continue to move to a […]

Help Us Fund Hands on Stanzas Scholarships!

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Our 2nd annual crowdfunding campaign is live! Will you help us bring poets into Chicago classrooms? Hands On Stanzas scholarships are funded through a combination of grants and personal donations–and that’s […]

Holly Amos, Mairead Case, and Dan Magers To Read August 10th

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Mars Gallery for the August installment of the Six Points Reading Series on August 10th at 7pm! In 2016 we continue to move […]

Kevin Coval and Jac Jemc To Read July 20

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Innertown Pub for the July installment of the Six Points Reading Series on July 20th at 7pm! In 2016 we continue to move […]

H. Melt and Kush Thompson To Read

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art for the June installment of the Six Points Reading Series! In 2016 we continue to […]

Students answer the question, “If life is a game, are we wining or losing?”

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If life is a game, are we winning or losing? Read some of the student’s response to the prompt below. Jesus B. Life is like a game. Are we winning […]

Views from our fathers…

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Students reflect on their experience with their dads as part of our rites of passage writing program – writing to critically think about our identity and how that affects our […]

The Sound Of Summer: Where We’re From

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It’s our final week of poetry! As we’ve neared the end of our residency, I’ve asked the students to write reflective poems, about themselves, and where they’re from. For this […]

Melocoton & Enfrijoladas: Where We’re From

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As we’ve neared the end of our residency, I’ve asked the students to write reflective poems, about themselves, and where they’re from. For this last writing week, I wanted students […]