CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Responses to ‘Poems from Guantanamo’

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Call for Submissions: Responses to Poems from Guantanamo Submission Deadline: March 7, 2016 The Tea Project, in conjunction with Warrior Writers, Links Hall, and the Poetry Center of Chicago, is […]

The Shadow Knows…

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Last week, we read our second translated poem by an international poet, Italian Carlo Betocchi‘s “The Shadow.” I asked the students if the poem rhymed, and we talked about the […]

A Planet Full of Channing Tatums: Your Missed Destination Is Poetry

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“All aboard!!!” (or not) in this 7th week of poetry at Taft. Ms, Munoz’s 7th Grade class looked at the poem, We Are Not Going To Malta by Latino poet, Richard […]

This Book Smells Like Bees: Writing Yourself Into A Corner

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This week at Taft, we looked at a truncated version of the Long Form poem, ‘Library’ by writer and toy collector,  Albert Goldbarth. We took a look at its density […]

Christopher Soto, Roger Reeves, Jamila Woods, & Emily Jungmin Yoon to read Feb. 6

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago in the downstairs space at Subterranean for the February installment of the Six Points Reading Series! In 2016 we continue to move to a […]

We Will A Joyful World: Odes @ ALS

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This week the 4th graders at Avondale Logandale and I read Ode to Enchanted Light by Pablo Neruda. This poem leaves with the sense that the poet is in love […]

You Say You Want a Resolution

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After more than a month away, I returned to Skinner West this week to begin the second half of my residency. The students were happy to see me, and I […]

A Rainbow Is A Sash Of Colors: Odes @ Moos

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This week the 3rd graders at Moos and I read Ode to Enchanted Light by Pablo Neruda. This poem leaves with the sense that the poet is in love with […]

You Are Like a Heart Falling: Odes @ Darwin

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This week the 2nd graders at Darwin and I read Ode to Enchanted Light by Pablo Neruda. This poem leaves with the sense that the poet is in love with […]

Fatimah Asghar & Donna Vorreyer to read Jan. 28

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago for the Six Points Reading Series’ first installment of 2016! This first reading of the year turns a new page for the Poetry Center […]