Indiegogo Campaign Launching April 1!

In an effort to raise funds to support our Hands on Stanzas program the Poetry Center will be launching a month-long Indiegogo campaign. Throughout the month of April (National Poetry Month!) we’ll be asking our great supporters to contribute toward our goal and to spread the word about our campaign!

As a thank you for contributing through our campaign we’re offering a number of “perks” to our donors. Perks include broadsides of student poems, gift certificates to some of Chicago’s best restaurants, signed books, tickets to special events in the city and so much more!

If you want to help us put poetry in Chicago Public Schools but don’t want to wait until April 1 to donate, good news! Our “soft-launch” is already live! You can check out the full campaign and donate by clicking here.

Sign up for our newsletter on the homepage of our website to receive updates about when the campaign launches and how you can help.

At the Poetry Center, we never just stop when a goal is met. We want to give as much to our students as possible, so we’re asking you to not just help us meet our campaign goal, but to help us pass it! Together we can give Chicago more poetry.



“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.