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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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....

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Reading
    • Wednesday, August 3rd, 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. Francesco Levato is a poet, a...

  9. Conversation
    • Friday, August 5th, 12:00 PM

    Neha Vedpathak speaks with poet Srikanth Reddy about the ritual and materials of her plucked paper works; fashioning stones from sand, pigment, sap, and solar energy; and her virtual dialog...

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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

    • Tuesday, May 31, 6:00PM
      Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, Boulder, CO

      Bill Tremblay

      Poet and novelist Tremblay (Walks Along the Ditch: Poems), who founded the Colorado Review and served as editor for 15 years, reads from new work at this poetry booksotre-café.

    • Wednesday, June 1, 7:30PM
      The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON

      2016 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings:

      Shortlisted Griffin Prize poets—including Per Brask, Norman Dubie, Joy Harjo and Rowan Ricardo Phillips—read for this awards ceremony honoring Canadian and international poets.

    • Thursday, June 2, 6:00PM
      Oblong Books and Music, Millerton, NY

      Kate Schapira

      Schapira reads from her latest book, Handbook For Hands That Alter As We Hold Them Out, and from a collaborative project with Erika Howsare, Fill