Support Poetry with a Year End Gift <3

The Poetry Center of Chicago is proud to carry on its mission of supporting poets and poetry across Chicago. Each month the Six Points reading series offers “full spectrum” poetry readings for free to the public. And throughout the school year the Hands On Stanzas program provides jobs for poets and provides weekly poetry writing classes to 1,000 students across CPS: from East Side to Avondale, from Englewood to Humboldt Park, we’re proud of what we foster.

Please consider supporting this mission with a year-end tax deductible donation to the Poetry Center of Chicago. There are two ways to donate, and you can access both on our support page at



Want more Poetry Center?

Our most recent reading featuring Tyehimba Jess and Arika Foreman can be viewed here.

Student poetry (more every week!) can be read by clicking on any of the school flags here.

Campaign videos where you can meet our students and staff can be seen here and here.

Thank You!




“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.