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Chicago Poetry Tour Podcast

From the neighborhood library of Gwendolyn Brooks, to the Union Stock Yards, where Chicago became Carl Sandburg’s “Hog Butcher for the World,” to the birthplace of slam poetry, the Chicago Poetry Tour explores the city’s history through its dynamic poets and poetry.

Stock Yard Gate

Union Stock Yard Gate is all that remains of the mile-wide livestock market that provided Carl Sandburg with his famous epithet for Chicago, “Hog Butcher for the World.”

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  • Harriet Monroe
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Fine Arts Building

  • Edgar Lee Masters
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Cliff Dwellers Club

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Art Institute of Chicago

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