24 hours remaining in our Indiegogo Campaign!

Only 24 hours remain in our Indiegogo campaign! We are over 115% funded and are excited to finish strong. There’s still time to contribute and spread the word via social media or email.

If you haven’t donated already, please consider contributing to poetry in the schools today! Head over to our Indiegogo page where you can see our student poets talk about why poetry is important to them and select one of our cool perks as a thank you for your donation!

Our great perks include Poetry Center tote bags; broadsides featuring work by a student poet, Ira Glass, and Dan Beachy-Quick; gift certificates to Chicago restaurants, book stores, and music venues; and $50 worth of Chicago Humanities Festival event tickets!

Thank you to all who have already donated!



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.