“The Poetry Vault” Poetry Books with South Loop Poetry Club!

Today at South Loop Poetry Club, our poets got to work on our own handmade poetry books. Some of us paired up, while others worked on themed poetry. Some wrote new poems, and others recycled poetry from our past weeks. We used paper, pencils, markers, and crayons to decorate, and began to fill our pages with rhymes. Next week will be our last class together, so we’ll finish up our work and commemorate the residency together. Please enjoy some first drafts of our poetry books from South Loop Poetry Club!

South Loop Poetry Club



“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.