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Crane High School slam team (aka Poetic Deviance) took FIRST PLACE at the Louder Than A Bomb Semi-Finals! Next stop FINALS STAGE at the Auditorium Theater on March 18th!   Our Poets with Class after school […]

Chicago Poetry Center is excited to announce that Taisaun Levi from from the Crane High School slam team (aka Poetic Deviance) has advanced to Louder Than A Bomb’s Indy Finals!  The poets that compete […]

It’s official, the Crane High School slam team (aka Poetic Deviance) took 1st Place at the Louder Than A Bomb Quarter Finals! Next stop, Semi-Finals! #GoTeam Semi-Finals will be held on March 10th at The Metro!  […]

Youth Guidance organized a Pop-Up Lunchroom Open Mic to bring students from all of the after school programs together to showcase their work! Crane HS slam team poet, Jonquil, performs a poem called “This […]

When we arrive to schools to perform an assembly, we don’t always know where we’ll perform in the school, it might be the auditorium, the library, a gymnasium, we’ve even been asked to perform […]

HIRING CALL: POET TEACHING ARTISTS Hands On Stanzas Program, Chicago Poetry Center Position: Poet In Residence with the Chicago Poetry Center Deadline: Rolling applications until roster is full, apply soon! Check out: this brief […]

We’re so humbled to be invited to the Martin Luther King Jr Academy for Social Justice to perform a special assembly for some of the highest achieving kiddos in the school! For more information […]

Our interstellar-interfaith assembly at St Symphorosa School was out of this world!  This was a remix of our popular theme based program called Shoot for the Stars. The kiddos were extremely inquisitive after our performance […]


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“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.