With Love: A Collective, Part 1

There are some things we never get to say, until we do. This class we discussed mothers, mother/son and mother/daughter relationships, often so complex, no one could truly measure their […]

But It’s Still Part of Your World ––– Odes @ Moos

This week we worked on two different poems, one for 2nd grade and one for 3rd. The second graders learned about stanzas, and delved deeper into understanding poetic line breaks. […]

This Book is a Broken Heart –– Book Poems @ Avondale Logandale

This week: magical libraries! After exploring the title’s in Albert Goldbarth’s library, we add our to the collection 🙂 Ms. Llagano 4th & 5th Grade Library Jamaris N. This book […]

This Book Can Carry Me When I’m Tired ––– Library Poems @ Moos

This week: magical libraries! After exploring the title’s in Albert Goldbarth’s library, we add our to the collection 🙂 Ms. Mathes 2nd Grade Library Kendra T. Este libro puede brincar […]

Weaving Words and Worlds: Tapestry and Folding Poems

I got sucked into the Netflix original 13 Reasons Why a few weeks ago, and though it was uncomfortable and nerve wrecking, I had to see it through. I knew […]

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 […]

Seasons of Change: Haiku for You

Today’s children need our ear. No-really. It may seem, more than any other, that this generation is heard: the internet, social media, smart phones every day, every moment in tow, […]

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 […]

Six Points Reading Series featuring: Amira Hanafi

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Read/Write Library for the April installment of the Six Points Reading Series! This month we are pleased to welcome Amira Hanafi on April […]

Ars Republica

Last week was our final (!?) classes for the 4th grade poetry residency. To celebrate, I brought in “The Republic of Poetry” by Martín Espada, and five different students from […]