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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

  1. Reading
    • Wednesday, June 8th, 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. Richie Hofmann is the author of...

  2. Workshop
    • Thursday, June 9th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

    In response to the works in Monster Roster, the Poetry Foundation holds a special Forms and Features workshop dedicated to hybrid poetry, liminal forms that trouble, cross, and blur literary...

  3. Panel Discussion
    • Friday, June 17th, 12:00 PM

    Tyler Meier, University of Arizona Poetry Center Director and Wendy Burk, Poetry Center Librarian discuss the vintage Poetry Center posters with artist and printmaker April Sheridan from Columbia College's Center...

  4. Workshop
    • Monday, June 20th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

    Please note: This workshop is identical to June’s Saturday Forms & Features, which is at capacity. All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff....

  5. Reading
    • Wednesday, June 22nd, 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. Kelly Norman Ellis is the author...

  6. Workshop
    • Thursday, June 23rd, 6:30 PM–8:30 PM

    Join Woman Made Gallery for a book discussion and poetry writing workshop led by Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. We will read and discuss Stephanie Strickland’s Dragon Logic, a collection that...

  7. Celebration
    • Thursday, June 23rd, 7:00 PM

    PoetryNow is a weekly four-minute radio series featuring an acoustically rich and reflective look into a single poem produced in partnership by the Poetry Foundation and The WFMT Radio Network. Join us for this...

  8. Conversation
    • Friday, June 24th, 12:30 PM–1:30 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In June, the book club discusses City Eclogue by Ed Roberson. Ed Roberson will attend. Space...

  9. Extended Hours
    • Saturday, June 25th, 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...

  10. Workshop
    • Saturday, June 25th, 12:00 PM–2:00 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff. In June, Forms and Features examines the eclogue, a short dialogue or soliloquy that most...

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  • Artist unknown, image courtesy of the University of Arizona Poetry Center
    Current Exhibition
    May 5, 2016 – Jun 24, 2016

    In the sixties and seventies, visual art students at the University of Arizona collaborated with the University of Arizona Poetry Center to create silkscreened publicity posters for Poetry Center readings. These colorful, exuberant works are emblematic of the times as...

  • Community Events

    • Friday, May 27, 8:00PM
      Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA

      Terri Niccum and Brenda Yates

      Two Southern California poets celebrate new books: Niccum reads from her chapbook, Looking Snow in the Eye, and Yates from her debut full-length collection, Bodily Knowledge.

    • Saturday, May 28, 6:00PM
      UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

      Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series Finale

      The final reading of the Mr. Hip Presents series, which brought together a wide variety of poets, spoken word artists and musicians in venues around Boston, will feature Lloyd Schwartz, Chris Hosea and Sandra Simonds.

    • Sunday, May 29, 4:30PM
      Sprinkler Factory Gallery Space, Worcester, MA

      Bella Che, Nick Porcella, Charlotte Donovan and others

      Clark University, The Sprinkler Factory and the Worcester County Poetry Association present "Bloom in May," a reading featuring Che, Porcella, Donovan and others reading poetry on the themes of love, hope and prosperity.