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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.
Schedule: Every Two Weeks

South Side Community Arts Center

Established in 1940 by the WPA's Federal Art Project, the South Side Community Art Center has provided a second home for the city's African-American artists. Haki Madhubuti, founding editor of Third World Press, reads.

MORE EPISODES FROM Chicago Poetry Tour Podcast

10/05/2010  Listen  Hall Library  Gwendolyn Brooks
09/21/2010  Listen  Bronzeville  Margaret Walker
09/07/2010  Listen  DuSable Museum  Quraysh Ali Lansana
08/24/2010  Listen  Pilsen  Stuart Dybek
Ana Castillo
08/10/2010  Listen  The Green Mill   
07/27/2010  Listen  Danny's Tavern  Srikanth Reddy
07/13/2010  Listen  The Newberry Library   
06/29/2010  Listen  New Chinatown  Li-Young Lee
06/15/2010  Listen  Graceland Cemetery  Carl Sandburg
Vachel Lindsay
Harriet Monroe
06/01/2010  Listen  Maxwell Street  Michael Anania
05/18/2010  Listen  The Velvet Lounge  Sterling D. Plumpp
05/04/2010  Listen  Chess Records  Sterling D. Plumpp
Tyehimba Jess
04/20/2010  Listen  Stock Yard Gate  Carl Sandburg
04/06/2010  Listen  Haymarket Monument   
03/23/2010  Listen  The El Train  Reginald Gibbons
03/09/2010  Listen  Harold Washington Library  Gwendolyn Brooks
Edward Hirsch
Albert Goldbarth
02/23/2010  Listen  Walking to Harold Washington Library  Harriet Monroe
John Frederick Nims
George H. Dillon
02/09/2010  Listen  Fine Arts Building  Edgar Lee Masters
01/26/2010  Listen  Cliff Dwellers Club  Carl Sandburg
Vachel Lindsay
01/12/2010  Listen  Art Institute of Chicago  Stuart Dybek
Lisel Mueller
W. S. Di Piero
12/29/2009  Listen  Chicago Cultural Center  Carl Sandburg
Gwendolyn Brooks
Michael Anania

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