The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public on select Saturdays. Browse our collection of nearly 30,000 books of poetry, including 2,500 chapbooks, and a selection of local and national literary magazines. View the exhibition, Matter in the Margins: Gwendolyn Brooks at 100, on display in the Poetry Foundation gallery.

Listen to restored recordings of poets, like Gwendolyn Brooks and Czeslaw Milosz, reading their own work. Dating back to the 1950s, these archival recordings are available as a result of a unique partnership between the Poetry Foundation and Chicago's WFMT-FM.

The Poetry Foundation Library will continue to serve the public during its regular weekday hours of 11:00 AM—4:00 PM.

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes group visits from students of all ages and lifelong learners. To learn more, or to arrange a group visit, please contact library staff at [email protected].

Saturday, June 24th, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission