For Immediate Release

Poetry Foundation Announces 2007 Spring Chicago Literary Series

Upcoming season includes first-ever joint reading by U.S. and British Poets Laureate

February 7, 2007

CHICAGO—The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce the line-up for its 2007 Spring Literary Series, showcasing poets Kim Addonizio, Martín Espada, Tony Hoagland, Dean Young, Victor Hernández Cruz, Robert Bly, Pimone Triplett, Andrew Feld, and featuring the first-ever joint reading by the current U.S. and British Poets Laureate, Donald Hall and Andrew Motion.

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Thursday, February 8, 7pm
KIM ADDONIZIO
POETRY OFF THE SHELF

Warm up or chill out for Valentine’s Day
The Waldorf Room, Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Admission is free. Seating is first come, first served.

Thursday, March 15, 6pm
MARTÍN ESPADA
POETRY OFF THE SHELF

“The Pablo Neruda of North American poets.”—Sandra Cisneros
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Free admission, but reservations are required.
Call (312) 787-7070

Wednesday, April 4, 6pm
TONY HOAGLAND & DEAN YOUNG
POETRY OFF THE SHELF

Two of poetry’s sharpest wits for National Poetry Month
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center
400 South State Street
Co-sponsored with the Chicago Public Library
Free admission, but reservations are required.
Call (312) 787-7070

Wednesday, April 18, 7:30pm
VICTOR HERNÁNDEZ CRUZ

Prize-winning author of The Mountain in the Sea
The HotHouse
31 East Balbo Avenue
Co-sponsored with the Guild Complex
Admission is free. Seating is first come, first served.
21 and over.
Call (877) 394-5061 or (312) 362-9707

Monday, May 7, 6pm
FIRST-EVER JOINT READING BY
U.S. & BRITISH POETS LAUREATE
DONALD HALL & ANDREW MOTION

Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago
Michigan Avenue at Adams Street
Co-sponsored with the Art Institute of Chicago
Free admission, but reservations are required.
Call (312) 787-7070

Wednesday, May 30, 6:30pm
ROBERT BLY

Bestselling poet, translator, and spiritualist
School of the Art Institute Ballroom
112 South Michigan Avenue
$10 admission to benefit the Poetry Center of Chicago.
Call (312) 899-1229

Sunday, June 10, 12:30pm
PIMONE TRIPLETT & ANDREW FELD

Prize-winning younger poets
Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Stage
Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair
Admission is free. Seating is first come, first served.


For more information on the upcoming season of events, please visit www.PoetryFoundation.org.

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About the Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine and one of the largest literary organizations in the world, exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. For more information, please visit www.PoetryFoundation.org.

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