Support poetry on December 1st

This #GivingTuesday, we’re thankful for poetry in schools, for creative literacy opportunities in underserved communities, and for lines like these from our students:

Are you big like the Sears Tower / Or are you small like a little doctor?
-Yuisa A., 4th grade poet

The sun is as bright as the light / Un abrazo es como un circulo
-Janet A., 2nd grade poet

Donate to the Poetry Center of Chicago on #GivingTuesday and throughout the holiday season, and all of your tax deductible donation will go towards supporting the Hands on Stanzas program.

Please consider making your donation monthly by clicking the “Make this recurring” box on the donation form. Monthly donations significantly increase the impact of your gift on our community. This holiday season we are thankful for you!

Make a contribution today!



“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.