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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.

The Newberry Library

The Newberry Library is an independent research library, and has twice served as the home for Poetry magazine during its prestigious and often surprising past.

More Episodes from Chicago Poetry Tour Podcast

10/19/2010Listen to this podcast

South Side Community Arts Center

  • Haki Madhubuti
10/5/2010Listen to this podcast

Hall Library

  • Gwendolyn Brooks
9/21/2010Listen to this podcast


  • Margaret Walker
9/7/2010Listen to this podcast

DuSable Museum

  • Quraysh Ali Lansana
8/24/2010Listen to this podcast


  • Ana Castillo
  • Stuart Dybek
8/10/2010Listen to this podcast

The Green Mill

7/27/2010Listen to this podcast

Danny's Tavern

  • Srikanth Reddy
6/29/2010Listen to this podcast

New Chinatown

  • Li-Young Lee
6/15/2010Listen to this podcast

Graceland Cemetery

  • Vachel Lindsay
  • Harriet Monroe
  • Carl Sandburg
6/1/2010Listen to this podcast

Maxwell Street

  • Michael Anania
5/18/2010Listen to this podcast

The Velvet Lounge

  • Sterling D. Plumpp
5/4/2010Listen to this podcast

Chess Records

  • Tyehimba Jess
  • Sterling D. Plumpp
4/20/2010Listen to this podcast

Stock Yard Gate

  • Carl Sandburg
4/6/2010Listen to this podcast

Haymarket Monument

3/23/2010Listen to this podcast

The El Train

  • Reginald Gibbons
3/9/2010Listen to this podcast

Harold Washington Library

  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Albert Goldbarth
  • Edward Hirsch
2/23/2010Listen to this podcast

Walking to Harold Washington Library

  • Harriet Monroe
  • John Frederick Nims
2/9/2010Listen to this podcast

Fine Arts Building

  • Edgar Lee Masters
1/26/2010Listen to this podcast

Cliff Dwellers Club

  • Vachel Lindsay
  • Carl Sandburg
1/12/2010Listen to this podcast

Art Institute of Chicago

  • W. S. Di Piero
  • Stuart Dybek
  • Lisel Mueller

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