Events

Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Poetry Off the Shelf: Todd Swift & John Wilkinson
Reading

Tuesday, September 23, 7:00PM

Poetry Off the Shelf: Todd Swift & John Wilkinson

Two notable British poets read from new volumes of their respective selected poems,
and discuss the state of contemporary poetry in the UK. Todd Swift is Senior Lecturer in Creative & Professional Writing...

Wednesday Poemtime
Conversation

Wednesday, September 24, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

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


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Poetry Off the Shelf: Giacomo Leopardi: Michael Caesar, Franco D'Intino, & Jonathan Galassi
Reading

Thursday, September 25, 7:00PM

Poetry Off the Shelf: Giacomo Leopardi: Michael Caesar, Franco D'Intino, & Jonathan Galassi

Hailed by many as the greatest Italian poet after Dante, Giacomo Leopardi was born in 1798 and wrote prolifically before his death from cholera in 1837. Join the translator of his Canti, and the editors of...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, October 1, 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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Poetry Off the Shelf: Ko Un
Reading

Thursday, October 2, 6:00PM

Poetry Off the Shelf: Ko Un

The Korean poet and activist makes a rare Chicago appearance. A former Buddhist monk and political prisoner, Ko Un has published more than 150 books, and has been translated into dozens of languages. The...

<em> Words or Music? </em> Renée Fleming & Mark Strand
Conversation

Tuesday, October 7, 7:00PM

Words or Music? Renée Fleming & Mark Strand

Two of the greatest living practitioners of their respective art forms explore the power of words and music through conversation and readings. Superstar soprano Renée Fleming and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, October 8, 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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Library Book Club
Event

Wednesday, October 8, 12:30PM

Library Book Club

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In October, the book club discusses Timothy Donnelly’s The Cloud Corporation. Timothy Donnelly will attend. Space is...

Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry: Timothy Donnelly
Lecture

Wednesday, October 8, 7:00PM

Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry: Timothy Donnelly

Timothy Donnelly discusses "Meaningfulness and Homesickness" as part of the Fall Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry. The series seeks to provide leading poets with the opportunity to explore in depth...

Harriet Reading Series: Lucy Ives
Lecture

Thursday, October 9, 6:30PM

Harriet Reading Series: Lucy Ives

Lucy Ives holds degrees from Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the author of Orange Roses, Anamnesis, and the “brief novel” Nineties. Ives is a deputy editor at Triple Canopy and lives in New...

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