Join us on October 8

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On October 8, 2015, The Poetry Center of Chicago will host a reading and conversation with Maryrose Carroll–visual artist, writer, and wife of the late poet Paul Carroll (co-founder of […]

Check out our Fall line-up!

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Join us for our Fall season programs from September through December, always free and open to the public. September 21: Deadline to submit to Poets Look at Paintings special event […]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Poets Look at Paintings

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Call for Submissions: Poets Look at Paintings Submission Deadline: September 21, 2015 Event Date: November 18, 2015 This November, the Poetry Center of Chicago will host a revival of Poets […]

The Summer of Hot Classroom @ Manley High School

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Last week we wrote poems inspired by Nikki Giovanni’s poem “Knoxville, Tennessee” which examines her childhood memories of summer—food, activities, family parties, etc. We revisited our childhood associations with summer […]

Fred Sasaki & Dolly Lemke to read August 6

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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 […]

PCC Dreams with Summer in The City

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The Poetry Center of Chicago visited St. James Episcopal Cathedral yesterday to write poems inspired by Langston Hughes famous poem, “Harlem.”  Because we’re young and still have time to achieve […]

Because My Cat Found A Unicorn & Other Reasons Why @ Manley High School

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Last Thursday, Mr. Peterson and Ms. O’Neal’s classes read and discussed an English translation of the poem “Because” by Greek poet, Yannis Ritsos. The poem offers ten lines of explanation, […]

I Remember Eating a Whole Stick of Butter & Other Memories @ Manley High School

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Last week Mr. Peterson and Ms. O’Neal’s classes reviewed and discussed an excerpt of Joe Brainard’s autobiographical long poem, “I Remember.” Brainard’s litany of memories investigate his childhood, his neighborhood, […]

I Wish the Microwave Had Legs & other poems @ Manley High School

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During the second portion of our class at Manley High School’s summer credit recovery program we wrote “I Wish” poems. I asked the students to write 10-15 wishes and to […]

Cars Driving on Clouds in the Sky— Exquisite Corpse Poems @ Manley High School

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Hello, readers. I am serving as the summer Poet in Residence and I’ll be reporting on poems created at Manley High School’s summer credit recovery program until the end of […]