The Poetry Center of Chicago was established in 1973 by a team of influential Chicago poets who saw a need for an organization that would nurture and expand Chicago’s relationship with poetry. At that time William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg gave the first official reading for the Poetry Center in the basement of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. The first series of its kind in the city, the Reading Series has been hosting Pulitzer Prize winners, U.S. Poets Laureate and emerging poets and young writers for more than 35 years.
In the spirit of this long and venerable tradition, The Poetry Center presents The City Series, a new program featuring collaborations with some of Chicago’s most recognized reading series and independent presses.
This season we are proud to partner with the Myopic Books Poetry Series and the Chicago Poetry Project.
David Meltzer & Michael Rothenberg
Sunday, October 12, 2008, 7:00pm
Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave
Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 6:30pm
SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Avenue
If you are interested in participating in future City Series collaborations, please submit written proposals (including the name of the reading series or press with which you are affiliated plus all necessary contact information) to:
or mail to:
The Poetry Center of Chicago
77 E. Randolph, Pedway East
Chicago, Il 60602
The Poetry Center receives many proposals throughout the year. Although the City Series cannot accommodate every request for potential events, all submissions will be carefully and respectfully considered.