Events

Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project: Withheld
Performance

Sunday, February 14, 2:00PM–4:00PM

Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project: Withheld

WITHHELD is an interactive poetry performance by Just Yell Chicago Team of Poets responding to the exhibition The Weight of Rage at the Hyde Park Art Center. Confronting issues of authorship, production,...

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Evening Hours
Extended Hours

Tuesday, February 16, 4:00PM–7:00PM

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Evening Hours

The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public prior to our February Open Door Reading. 

Browse our collection of nearly 30,000 books of poetry, including 2,500 chapbooks, and a current selection of...

The Open Door Readings: February
Reading

Tuesday, February 16, 7:00PM

The Open Door Readings: February

The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. Each hour-long event features readings by two Chicagoland college and...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, February 17, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.

Pop-Up Poetry: Kenyatta Rogers
Reading

Wednesday, February 17, 12:00PM

Pop-Up Poetry: Kenyatta Rogers

Join us for a series of 30-minute lunchtime poetry readings marking the reopening of the new Contemporary Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Kenyatta Rogers is a Cave Canem fellow and was the...

Every House Has a Door: “The Three Matadors”
Performance

Saturday, February 20, 2:00PM

Every House Has a Door: “The Three Matadors”

Chicago-based collective "Every House Has a Door" bases this performance on a passage of Jay Wright’s The Presentable Art of Reading Absence (2008) that appears in a hybrid form combining poetry and the...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, February 24, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.

Poetry off the Shelf: Tan Lin
Reading

Wednesday, February 24, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Tan Lin

Enjoy an evening of poetry and music with poet, novelist, filmmaker, and new media artist Tan Lin and sonic texture trio NbN.

Tan Lin is the author of twelve books, most recently Heath Course Pak (2012),...

Poetry off the Shelf: The Poetry of Bolaño, Marquez & Galeano
Reading

Monday, February 29, 7:30PM

Poetry off the Shelf: The Poetry of Bolaño, Marquez & Galeano

The poetry of Roberto Bolaño, Gabriel García Márquez and Eduardo Galeano is among the most vivid and haunting in contemporary literature. Watch some of Chicago’s finest actors bring to life some of the...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, March 2, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.

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