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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

  1. Performance
    • Wednesday, June 29th, 7:00 PM

    Five actors perform an alternate ending to a modern adaptation of the Shakespeare classic Romeo and Juliet that explores what would have happened if Juliet had woken with time to stop Romeo. 

  2. Reading
    • Wednesday, July 6th, 12:00 PM

    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. Reginald Gibbons is the author of...

    • Monday, July 11th, 9:00 AM
    • Tuesday, July 12th, 9:00 AM
    • Wednesday, July 13th, 9:00 AM
    • Thursday, July 14th, 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 15th, 9:00 AM

    Poetry Foundation is accepting applications for its second Summer Poetry Teachers Institute in Chicago. Participants of this five-day institute will study and discuss poetry with renowned poetry practitioners, Poetry Foundation...

  3. Summer Camp
    • Tuesday, July 12th, 1:30 PM–4:30 PM
    • Thursday, July 14th, 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

    Teen Summer Poetry Camps are free and open to poetry-loving preteens and teens of all experience levels. This is a special opportunity to read, write, and discuss original poems that vary...

  4. Symposium
    • Wednesday, July 13th, 7:00 PM

    Debates over what poetry is for are as old as poetry itself, but how does the question change at a time when poetry's audience continues to fragment politically and economically?...

  5. Summer Camp
    • Tuesday, July 19th, 1:30 PM–4:30 PM
    • Thursday, July 21st, 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

    Teen Summer Poetry Camps are free and open to poetry-loving preteens and teens of all experience levels. This is a special opportunity to read, write, and discuss original poems that vary...

  6. Reading
    • Wednesday, July 20th, 12:00 PM

    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. Christina Pugh is the author of Grains of...

  7. Celebration
    • Wednesday, July 20th, 6:30 PM

    Join us for Poetry magazine’s seasonal party! Celebrate the June and July/August 2016 issues of Poetry with contributors, editors, and the poetry curious. Festivities include readings, performances, music, and libations....

  8. Extended Hours
    • Saturday, July 23rd, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

    The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public on select Saturdays. Young children and their parents/guardians are also invited to join us for Saturday Poemtime at 10:30AM.  Browse our collection of nearly 30,000...

  9. Summer Camp
    • Tuesday, August 2nd, 1:30 PM–4:30 PM
    • Thursday, August 4th, 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

    Teen Summer Poetry Camps are free and open to poetry-loving preteens and teens of all experience levels. This is a special opportunity to read, write, and discuss original poems that vary...

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  • Community Events

    • Wednesday, June 29, 6:30PM
      South Oxford Space, Brooklyn, NY

      Cynthia Manick, Amber Atiya, Tyehimba Jess, and more

      Manick celebrates the publication of her debut poetry collection, Blue Hallelujahs, with readings from Atiya, Jess, and others.
       

    • Thursday, June 30
      San Francisco, CA

      Collective Impact

    • Thursday, June 30, 6:30PM
      Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, Cambridge, MA

      "Longfellow: How a Poet Became a Millionaire"

      The Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site presents a talk by literary historian Rob Velella that tells the story of Henry Wadworth Longfellow, the business-savvy 19th-century American poet.