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A Bigger Table: 50 Years of the Chicago Poetry Center Press Release Celebrating a beloved Chicago literary institution’s legacy CHICAGO, June 12, 2024—The Poetry Foundation honors the Chicago Poetry Center’s 50th anniversary with an […]

The Chicago Poetry Center presents BLUE HOUR, a free, public monthly in-person reading series and generative writing workshop. Each event takes place at Haymarket House (800 W. Buena) and features two readers from Chicago […]

Poetry @ The Green at 320 returns for summer 2024! The Chicago Poetry Center and The Green at 320 S. Canal are proud to reintroduce this free, weekly reading and open mic series co-curated […]

The Chicago Poetry Center presents BLUE HOUR, a free, public monthly in-person reading series and generative writing workshop hosted and facilitated by Marty McConnell.  The Blue Hour reading includes a brief open mic followed by […]

Applications are now closed Application Open: April 1 -24, 2024 Click here for application The Chicago Poetry Center is excited to announce an open call for new board members. We are seeking individuals with […]

The Chicago Poetry Center presents BLUE HOUR, a free, public monthly in-person reading series and generative writing workshop hosted and facilitated by Marty McConnell. The Blue Hour reading includes a brief open mic […]

The Chicago Poetry Center presents BLUE HOUR, a free, public monthly in-person reading series and generative writing workshop hosted and facilitated by Marty McConnell. *** HEALTH & SAFETY NOTE: We are requesting that attendees […]

Help Support Poetry Programs for over 2,500 students! Big news: it’s the final day of our auction! (Auction closes at 10PM CT!) We’re excited to be auctioning dozens of great bundles ranging in interest, […]

The Chicago Poetry Center presents BLUE HOUR, a free, public monthly in-person reading series and generative writing workshop hosted and facilitated by Marty McConnell. *** HEALTH & SAFETY NOTE: We are requesting that attendees […]

The Chicago Poetry Center presents BLUE HOUR, a free, public monthly in-person reading series and generative writing workshop hosted and facilitated by Marty McConnell. *** HEALTH & SAFETY NOTE: We are requesting that attendees […]

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