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  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, December 11th, 7:00 PM

    Chase Twichell is the author of eight books of poetry, including Things As It Is and Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been: New and Selected Poems, which won a...

  • Readings & Lectures
    Friday, November 30th, 7:00 PM

    Ishion Hutchinson is the author of two poetry collections and a recipient of the National Book Critics Award for Poetry.

  • Performances
    Thursday, November 29th, 7:00 PM–9:00 PM

    Celebrate Season 2 of VS, the Webby-nominated podcast that expands poetry beyond the page, with a live episode at the Chicago Podcast Festival. Cohosts Franny Choi and Danez Smith team...

  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, November 29th, 7:00 PM

    Erika Meitner is the author of five books of poems, including Ideal Cities, which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner, Copia, and Holy Moly Carry Me. Chen Chen’s debut...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Wednesday, November 28th, 5:00 PM–7:00 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney, Library Coordinator. In November, we read and discuss poems dedicated to poisons, both literal toxin...

  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, November 27th, 7:00 PM

    The Poetry Foundation selected Kristen Tracy's poetry manuscript, Half-Hazard, as the winner of the 2017 Emily Dickinson First Book Award. Bob Hicok's ninth collection, Hold, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon...

    Kristen Tracy
  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, November 20th, 7:00PM

    The Open Door Reading series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. November's Open Door Reading presents Ed Roberson, avery r. young, and their...

  • Extended Hours
    Tuesday, November 20th, 4:00 PM–7:00 PM

    The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public prior to our November Open Door Reading. Browse our collection of more than 30,000 books of poetry, including 2,500 chapbooks, and a...

    Poetry Foundation Library
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, November 19th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney, Library Coordinator. In November, we will discuss poetry composition, revision, and submission processes. After exploring...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Saturday, November 17th, 1:00PM–3:00PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney, Library Coordinator. In November, we explore poems that draw upon research and outside sources. The...

  • Extended Hours
    Saturday, November 17th, 11:00 AM–4:00 PM

    The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public on select Saturdays. Browse our collection of more than 30,000 books of poetry, including 2,500 chapbooks, and a selection of local...

    Poetry Foundation Library
  • Readings & Lectures
    Friday, November 16th – Sunday, November 18th

    Experience the SoCalPoFest, an annual poetry festival that relocates each year to a different Southern California community.

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Thursday, November 15th, 6:00 PM–7:30 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney, Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator. In November, we explore poems that draw upon research and outside...

  • Performances
    Wednesday, November 14th, 7:00 PM

    Fonema Consort delves into the expressive musical potential that lies in the convergence of painting and language in a program of works that take as their starting point the work...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, November 13th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

    Join the Smart Museum of Art and the Poetry Foundation for a two-part program investigates the work of artists and poets working on the South Side of Chicago in the...

  • Readings & Lectures
    Monday, November 12th, 7:00 PM

    Anne Waldman is a touchstone of the lively and experimental wings of the New American Poetry, particularly the Beat and New York school communities.

  • Readings & Lectures
    Saturday, November 10th, 1:00 PM

    Join two-time US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey as she unveils Monument: Poems New and Selected, her first retrospective.

  • Kids & YA
    Wednesday, November 7th, 10:00 AM
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    Wednesday, November 28th, 10:00 AM

    Children ages two to five are welcome to a weekly storytime that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, November 6th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

       

  • Screenings
    Monday, November 5th, 7:00 PM–8:00 PM

    Commemorate 100 years since the World War I Armistice with a first-look screening of Three World War I Poems, created in partnership by the Poetry Foundation and Manual Cinema.

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