Chicken Curry for the Soul: Food & Memory

Free Verse and Narrative Style poetry were explored through Latino-American, Gary Soto’s, poem Oranges. 8th Grade students explored the idea of food, memory and nostalgia, then were asked to create small […]

‘…show us the bitter meaning of/ love’: Sun Talks To Poet (s)

A lesson on Personification, giving human qualities to something non-human, was our third lesson. We took a look at Frank O’Hara’s touching and somewhat mystifying poem, A True Account of Talking […]

A Worm is Like a Line––Comparison Poems @ Darwin

For our second poetry session: similes! For the time being, we’re calling them “comparisons,” and spending our time thinking through what value we can get by finding the commonalities in […]

I Wish For a Very Soft Cat: 2nd Grade Poems From Darwin Elementary

What a fun first week we had! I have the pleasure of working with the second graders at Darwin Elementary–specifically Ms. Garcia and Ms. Tasior’s fabulous students. For our first […]

‘Walkedon’: William Carlos Williams Revisited

The first day of my 10 week residency at Taft with their 8th Grade classroom was filled with energy! The students were eagerly brilliant and so we dug right in […]

What’s Eating You?

A discussion of food and memory began our class in preparation to study Gary Soto’s Narrative Style poem, Oranges. Nostalgia and feelings came up a lot in our talks. What emotions […]


My first day of my 20 week residency at Washington really wowed me! The students were eagerly brilliant and so we dug right in to examine William Carlos William’s minimalist […]

50% Off Poetry Prints and Broadsides Today!

This holiday season you can support the Poetry Center of Chicago while getting your shopping done! On Cyber Monday, PCC is offering 50% off our large collection of limited edition […]

CALL FOR POETS & DANCERS: Join Body Passages in 2018!

Body Passages is a poetry and dance incubator that provides workshops and performances that center around the intersectionality between these media. Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) and Poetry Center of Chicago […]

Six Points Reading Series: Jehanne Dubrow & Emily Yoon

Wednesday, November 8 6:30- 8:30 PM City Lit Books 2523 N Kedzie Blvd. Chicago, Illinois 60647 Join us for the November installment of the Six Points Reading Series! Jehanne Dubrow […]