Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago
Thursday, April 2, 11:00AM–12:00PM
Thursday, April 2, 1:00PM–2:00PM
Student poetry performances by champions of Poetry Out Loud, the current class of National Student Poets, and poetry slam and spoken word poets: #youthpoetryleaders
Thursday, April 2, 7:00PM
Terrance Hayes discusses "Poems from Prison" as part of the spring Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry. The series seeks to provide leading poets with the opportunity to explore in depth their own...
Saturday, April 4, 12:00PM–2:00PM
All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff. In April, we will explore personification, the device that transforms the non-human (the animal, the...
Tuesday, April 7, 7:00PM
Rachel Bell is a poet living in Chicago. Her first book, a collection of poetry, chat excerpts, and collage was published in Zurich in February 2014. Her work has been featured on VICE, Internet Poetry, and...
Thursday, April 9, 6:30PM
A cast of well-known local actors brings to life the dramatic biography and gripping words of Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary year of his birth.
Wednesday, April 15, 7:00PM
World War I, which began just over a hundred years ago, came to be known as the Great War for its unprecedented scope and the vast carnage caused by its new technologies of killing. The conflict is also...
Thursday, April 16, 7:00PM
Join editors Kevin Coval, Nate Marshall, and Quraysh Ali Lansana to celebrate the release of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, the first anthology of its kind.
Saturday, April 18, 10:00AM–1:00PM
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a delightful open house just for kids at the Poetry Foundation Library. This special weekend event will feature performances by Adventure Sandwich and Jasmine Barber,...