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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 […]

For our last session at Jordan, 6th graders explored the people, places and things that represent where we come from. We opened up with an activity where students created their own paint chips based […]

Poetry Out Loud celebrates its 19th year with its new National Champion Niveah Glover. The Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals were held May 1 and the National Finals on May 2 hosted by poet, […]

April is usually crowned month of Poetry. Although its coming to an end but that’s no reason not to still celebrate. Earlier this month the sixteen high schoolers who were the finalists in the […]

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 […]

Spring definitely made an appearance in Springfield last Monday on March 11th. The sun was shining, the weather was warm and breezy, the ideal day for the Poetry Out Loud 2024 Illinois State Competition. […]

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