Events

Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

The Open Door Readings: April
Reading

Tuesday, April 21, 7:00PM

The Open Door Readings: April

The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. Each hour-long event features readings by two Chicagoland writing program...

<em> Fifth Wednesday Journal</em>: African American Poets in Review
Reading

Thursday, April 23, 6:30PM

Fifth Wednesday Journal: African American Poets in Review

Haki Madhubuti will introduce a reading by Kelly Norman Ellis, Calvin Forbes, Angela Jackson, and Roger Reeves. The event, which will include music and a reception, is co-presented by the independent...

Library Book Club
Conversation

Friday, April 24, 12:30PM–1:30PM

Library Book Club

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In April, we will discuss How to Be Drawn, the fifth collection from National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes. Space is...

Poetry off the Shelf: Dana Gioia
Event

Saturday, April 25, 2:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia is an internationally acclaimed poet, critic, and librettist. The former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Gioia has published four full-length collections of poetry, most recently...

Poesía en Abril featuring Olvido García Valdés and Héctor Carreto
Reading

Saturday, May 2, 7:00PM

Poesía en Abril featuring Olvido García Valdés and Héctor Carreto

The annual bilingual festival Poesía en Abril returns to the Poetry Foundation for readings by two of its featured poets. Olvido García Valdés is the author of a dozen collections of poetry, as well as...

Poetry off the Shelf: Tim Seibles

Wednesday, May 6, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Tim Seibles

Poet Tim Seibles was born and raised in Philadelphia and now lives in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Body Moves (1988), Hurdy-Gurdy (1992), Hammerlock...

Poetry off the Shelf: Middle East Poetry Festival
Reading

Saturday, May 9, 2:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Middle East Poetry Festival

Peace! In these troubled times, we will ever achieve peace for ourselves, our families, our community, our world? Hear Iraqi and other Middle Eastern poets describe what peace means to them in their own...

Poetry off the Shelf: A. Van Jordan

Tuesday, May 12, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: A. Van Jordan

A. Van Jordan was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. His collections of poetry include Rise  (2001), which won a PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award and was selected for the Book of the Month Club of the Academy...

Kundiman Reading featuring Li-Young Lee, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Eugenia Leigh, and Helene Achanzar
Reading

Thursday, May 14, 7:00PM

Kundiman Reading featuring Li-Young Lee, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Eugenia Leigh, and Helene Achanzar

The Poetry Foundation, in partnership with Kundiman, a national organization that supports Asian American writers, presents a reading of Kundiman faculty and fellows. Li-Young Lee is the author of five...

Library Book Club
Event

Friday, May 15, 12:30PM–1:30PM

Library Book Club

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In May, we will discuss Woods and Chalices by Tomaž Šalamun, translated by Brian Henry. Space is limited to 15...

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