We’re Changing Our Name, But Our Mission’s the Same!

Introducing: The Chicago Poetry Center!


Have we got exciting news! We’ve changed our name to the Chicago Poetry Center. Why? Because our programs:
  • Support the careers and showcase the work of Chicago poets
  • Bring poetry to students across Chicago
  • Bring poetry events to different Chicago neighborhoods every month
We’re Chicago Poetry, and we’re proud of it. We’ve had a lot of changes this year. Check out our new short video to learn all about our current programs. Did you know that we have:

As always, thank you for being a part of our community. Stay tuned for an announcement next week about poetry month–we’ve got lots of events, and all kinds of happenings–there’s so many ways to join us!




“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.