Events

Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

<em>(In)visible</em>
Performance

Saturday, August 1, 6:00PM

(In)visible

Featuring new work from Fatimah Asghar, Jasmine Barber, Britteney Kapri, Reginald Eldridge Jr., Dianna Harris, Tim Henderson, and Jamila Woods, (In)visible is the culminating reading and performance for the...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, August 5, 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.

Event Newsletter Sign-up


cancel

<em>Just Yell/Poetry as Self Defense: The physical embodiment of language </em>
Exhibition Event

Monday, August 10, 6:00PM–8:00PM

Just Yell/Poetry as Self Defense: The physical embodiment of language

In the second of three performances in Cheryl Pope’s Just Yell : From Within exhibition, Pope leads a team of young poets through a performance of self defense training and poetry practice. Poets will...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, August 12, 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.

Event Newsletter Sign-up


cancel

Pop-Up Poetry: Jacob Saenz
Reading

Wednesday, August 12, 12:00PM

Pop-Up Poetry: Jacob Saenz

A series of short performance/talks by Chicago poets explore communal creativity and artistic collaboration, inspired by Whistler and Roussel: Linked Visions

Poet and editor Jacob Saenz was born in...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, August 19, 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.

Event Newsletter Sign-up


cancel

<em>Just Yell/Poetry as Self Defense: <strong>P</strong>oetry <strong>F</strong>ashion <strong>D</strong>ance <strong>M</strong>usic</em>
Exhibition Event

Thursday, August 20, 6:00PM–9:00PM

Just Yell/Poetry as Self Defense: Poetry Fashion Dance Music

In the final live performance in Cheryl Pope’s Just Yell : From Within exhibition, young Chicago artists, fashion designers, and poets blur the lines between their disciplines with an immersive performance...

Library Book Club: James Tate
Event

Friday, August 21, 12:30PM–1:30PM

Library Book Club: James Tate

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In August, we will discuss James Tate’s Selected Poems (1991), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the William Carlos...

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours
Extended Hours

Saturday, August 22, 10:00AM–3:00PM

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours

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 10:30 AM. 

Experience the current...

Saturday Poemtime
Event

Saturday, August 22, 10:30AM

Saturday Poemtime

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

Event Newsletter Sign-up


cancel

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

This poem has learning resources.

This poem is good for children.

This poem has related video.

This poem has related audio.