CPC Summer Poetry Party 2023

The Chicago Poetry Center presents

Celebrate summer with the Chicago Poetry Center!

Friday July 14 at Haymarket House, 800 W. Buena 

Community open mic 5:30-6:30 in the garden

Main space doors at 6, poetry performances at 6:30, community hang and dance party at 7:30

FREE (but donations at all levels are welcome and gratefully accepted)


~ POETRY by Jane Wong and a showcase of CPC Poets in Residence including Alyx Chandler, Ola Faleti, Luz Magdaleno Flores, Lisa Low, Maya Odim, C. Russell Price, Luis Tubens, and Christie Valentin-Bati

~ TUNES by DJ Ryan, the Person

~ CHILLING with community — drinks, light snacks, indoor/outdoor gathering

SPACE IS LIMITED and we expect this event to sell out — GET YOUR TICKET TODAY!

Accessibility notes: Haymarket House is ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible. Performances will include ASL interpretation. Email marty@poetrycenter.org with any accessibility questions or concerns.

This event is generously co-sponsored by Kundiman Midwest



“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.