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Maggie Smith & Anthony Opal to read July 9

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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 […]

How to Fund Your Chicago Reading or Workshop: Friday at the Cultural Center

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Friday, June 19. 2015 3:30 – 5pm Chicago Cultural Center Garland Room, 1st Floor 78 E. Washington Interested in getting funding for your reading or workshop in Chicago? Poets & […]

Poetry Center Executive Director serves as Blue Ribbon judge for ICHV youth poetry contest

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Our Executive Director, Elizabeth Sampson, served as a Blue Ribbon Panel Judge for the Annual Student Voices Contest through the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence! Congratulations to Alejandra Velasco and […]

Marty McConnell & Joel Craig to read June 11

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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 […]

R.A. Villanueva & Rachel Eliza Griffiths to Read May 7

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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 […]

24 hours remaining in our Indiegogo Campaign!

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Only 24 hours remain in our Indiegogo campaign! We are over 115% funded and are excited to finish strong. There’s still time to contribute and spread the word via social […]

Farewell, 4th Grade!

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Our 10 weeks of poetry flew by far too quickly, and yesterday marked our final 4th grade classes. It’s never easy ending a residency, but we did so the best […]

Fear

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“We were afraid of everything,” begins the poem “Fear” by Dorianne Laux. I asked students to describe the fears of teenagers and compiled a selection of lines into a collaborative […]

GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Initial Indiegogo campaign goal achieved!

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We are so excited and grateful to have surpassed our initial Indiegogo campaign goal! Thanks to almost 100 donors we are happy to be reaching toward a new stretch goal, […]

Early in the Morning

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Li-Young Lee’s poem “Early in the Morning” tells of what appears to be a mundane daily routine in the lives of a couple, but in the end there is this […]