Illinois Humanities Awards CPC Grant for Digital Creative Curriculum

The Chicago Poetry Center is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a project grant by Illinois Humanities for a free, online, digital creative curriculum. The curriculum will be for use in conjunction the Chicago Poetry Center’s online archive, a free online resource celebrating the center’s legacy of over forty years of poetry readings. The project is being developed over 2018, and piloted in the 2018-19 academic year.

“Illinois Humanities is proud to support not-for-profit organizations that promote the importance of the humanities in private and public life. Through their efforts, Illinoisans have greater access to lifelong learning opportunities,” said Illinois Humanities Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre. “These champions of the humanities make their communities and our whole state more vibrant.”

The Chicago Poetry Center is grateful to have the support of Illinois Humanities for this statewide education project. Illinois Humanities is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council Agency], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations.



“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.