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Poetry in the Parks: Aaron Coleman & Vida Cross

The Poetry Center of Chicago will host a reading to close their Poetry in the Parks Reading Series in partnership with Read/Write Library and Chicago Water Taxi featuring Aaron Coleman […]

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BODY PASSAGES: a poetry and dance performance

Body Passages is an evening of new collaborative works devised by local poets and dancers. Body Passages is a new performance series curated by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) and Poetry […]

July 19 Reading-01

Poetry in the Parks: Kathy Fagan & Keith S. Wilson

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Humboldt Park for our second installment of the Poetry in the Parks Reading Series! Our featured readers for the evening are Kathy Fagan […]

June 29 Reading

Poetry in the Parks Reading: Ed Roberson and Daniel Woody

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Garfield Park Conservatory for the first installment of the Poetry in the Parks Reading Series Garfield Park Conservatory Palm House 300 N Central […]

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Poetry in the Parks: a summer reading series!

This summer, our Six Points Reading Series will be animorphing into a firefly, a wading pool, a patch of milkweed. As our series is a roving one, we will be […]

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Groove-a-Thon: a reading and dancing fundraiser!

We are in the midst of our fundraising campaign for our Hands on Stanzas Scholarship Fund and will be hosting a GROOVE-A-THON to celebrate our awesome readers that we support and […]


Will You Support the Fund?

Our 3rd annual Hands On Stanzas Scholarship Campaign is live!   Please: donate and spread the word for our student poets across Chicago. And check out our fabulous new video […]


PCC’s Elizabeth Metzger Sampson named in Newcity’s Lit 50 2017

Our Executive Director, Elizabeth Metzger Sampson, was included in this year’s Lit 50: Who Really Books In Chicago. We love the write up on Beth, our programs, and the shout […]

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Hands on Stanzas: All Schools Reading live at the Poetry Foundation!

It’s a bird! It’s a poem! It’s the annual ALL SCHOOLS READING!!!! Wednesday, May 31st Poetry Foundation 61 W Superior St 7-8 PM Join us in celebrating our students at […]


Apply Now: Poetry Center seeks Social Media Intern

Now seeking: New Social Media Intern! Come join our team! Poetry Center office culture is one of fun and professionalism: everyone is serious about their work, but has fun doing […]