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‘And don’t try nothing with love’: The Epistolary/Letter Form

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Last week we started class a little differently as I had the students view a performance clip from the new Broadway show, Dear Evan Hansen. The show centers around High Schooler, […]

RHINO X Six Points Reading

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at City Lit for the February installment of the Six Points Reading Series! This month, we will be celebrating RHINO’s 40th anniversary. Help up […]

Feelin’ Myself: Invoking the Hyperbolic Self in Poetry

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In our last class of 2016, I decided to tackle a subject that we are all learning more about each day: ourselves. The first step in defining oneself is to […]

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We had our concluding classes of the 2nd grade residencies this week. First, we read Bill Yarrow‘s poem, “Laundry List.” Many students initially focused on its playful final line—“Do the […]

Writers Resist! City Wide Readings Sunday, January, 15

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Poetry Center of Chicago is proud to be a co-sponsor of Writers Resist. Join us at Open Books and around the city on January 15! Full event details available here.

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Late in December, during the last week of classes before the holiday break, we read Jimmy Santiago Baca‘s “It would be neat if with the New Year.” Students immediately noticed […]

Support Poetry with a Year End Gift <3

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The Poetry Center of Chicago is proud to carry on its mission of supporting poets and poetry across Chicago. Each month the Six Points reading series offers “full spectrum” poetry […]

Happy Holidays + Odes To The Ones We Love @ ALS!

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Happy holidays from Avondale Logandale! This week the students learned about Odes! And, instead of collecting their poems at the end of class, they are taking them home as poetry […]

Booked! Metaphor & List Poems #1

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Pre-Winter Break Classrooms can be challenging, but the 8th Graders at Washington Elementary had fun with this one: We studied the whimsical poem ‘Library’ by poet and toy collector, Albert […]

Ode to the Ones We Love: Happy Holidays from Moos!

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This week the students learned about Odes! And, instead of collecting their poems at the end of class, they are taking them home as poetry gifts for their family. I […]