Poetry Foundation awards Hands On Stanzas Scholarship Grant!

We could be more thrilled: the Poetry Foundation has granted $10,000 is scholarship grants to Hands On Stanzas for residencies in underserved Chicago communities.

The scholarships will allow us to serve an additional 338 Chicago Public School students this year. This grant allows us to ensure that creative literacy is available in our community wherever it is needed.

Thank you, Poetry Foundation!







“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.