Cecilia Pinto and Kristy Bowen to Read Nov. 19

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago on November 19 from 6-7pm for the next installment of the Six Points Reading Series. Admission is free in the Garland Room on the […]

Where Am I From?

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Me personally, I’m from Cleveland. I didn’t grow up too dissimilar from a lot of the kids at TEAM Englewood. I have seen my fair share of crime and know […]

The Secret — of Skinner West!

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Yesterday was the first day of classes for the new school year at Skinner West. It was great to see Ms. Rupp and Ms. Beaudry again, and to meet Ms. […]

Introduction to Poetry

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This was our first meeting at TEAM Englewood for Hand-on-Stanzas this year and we read Billy Collins poem appropriately titled “Introduction to Poetry.”  This poem was just a starter to […]

Hannah Gamble and Kenyatta Rogers to Read Oct. 15

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago on October 15 at 6pm for the next installment of the Six Points Reading Series. Admission is free in the Garland Room on the 1st […]

Amira Hanafi and Ladan Osman to Read Sept. 11

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago on September 11 from 6-7pm for the next installment of the Six Points Reading Series. Admission is free in the Garland Room on the 1st […]

Simone Muench, Roger Reeves, and Jason Koo to read Aug. 29

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at 4:30pm on August 29 for the inaugural night of the Six Points Reading Series. Admission is free in the Millenium Park Room on the […]

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So many of our students speak a second language, or at least have experience with a language other than English. In “[Let Us Gather in a Flourishing Way],” Juan Felipe […]

Centos of the Universe

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For our final day of 4th grade classes, students picked their favorite poems written this year, and from those, their favorite lines. I then asked them to queue up randomly, […]

One Poem May Hide Another

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For our penultimate class, I brought in Kenneth Koch‘s intriguing poem, “One Train My Hide Another” — easily the longest (and most complicated) work we have read to date. In […]