Poets Look at Paintings, November 18

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago on November 18 from 6-7pm for a revival of Poets Look at Paintings.

The original event in 1973 marked the beginning of the Poetry Center and we’re thrilled to have culled a top-notch line up of poets from an open call for submissions. These poets will each read one ekphrastic poem that wowed us in the submission review process. Admission is free and open to the public in the Garland Room on the first floor of the Chicago Cultural Center, curated and hosted by Danielle Susi.

From over 200 submissions, we’ve chosen nine poets:

Christopher Kempf
Nissa Holtkamp
Tiffany Austin
Natasha Mijares
Sarah Ann Winn
Virginia Bell
Paul Asta
Natania Rosenfeld

Naoko Fujimoto

The next Six Points Reading will take place on December 9 and feature Jamila Woods and Richie Hoffman.



“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.