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  • Celebrations
    Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 PM

    Join us in celebrating the release of Halal If You Hear Me, Haymarket Books’ third in the BreakBeat Poets anthology series of writings canonizing poetics in the age of hip-hop....

  • Celebrations
    Saturday, April 13th, 4:00 PM

    The Iraqi Mutual Aid Society returns for its seventh annual poetry festival. Enjoy the rich tradition of multilingual poems in Arabic and other Middle Eastern languages by refugees and immigrants...

    Logo of the Iraqui Mutual Aid Society.
  • Celebrations
    Saturday, April 20th, 10:00 AM–1:00 PM

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with a family-friendly open house at the Poetry Foundation. This annual free event for youth and their caregivers features a reading by Joyce Sidman, refreshments, a...

    Joyce Sidman
  • Celebrations
    Thursday, April 25th, 7:00 PM

    Join us for Poetry magazine’s seasonal party. Celebrate recent issues of Poetry with contributors, editors, and the poetry curious. The event will include performances by Eloisa Amezcua, Paige Lewis, and...

  • Celebrations
    Friday, April 26th, 7:00 PM

    Join us for Poesía en Abril, an annual multicultural, multidisciplinary festival celebrating local, national, and international poetry in Spanish. This year, poet, translator, and winner of a prestigious Xavier Villaurrutia...

    David Huerta and Maya Islas
  • Celebrations
    Saturday, April 27th, 11:00 AM

    Calling all teens: ChiTeen Lit Fest is a for-teens, by-teens gathering that provides a safe, creative space for young adults to discover and unlock their unique voices through literary arts....

    Eve L. Ewing
  • Celebrations
    Saturday, April 27th, 2:00 PM

    Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Chicago Public Library with Tracy K. Smith, the 22nd US poet laureate. She has published three collections, including Wade in the Water, the 2012...

    Image of Tracy K. Smith
  • Celebrations
    Friday, May 10th, 6:00 PM

    Join us for this opening celebration of Yoko Ono: Poetry, Painting, Music, Objects, Events, and Wish Trees. As the artist describes, “Yoko Ono typed up for George Maciunas the suggested...

  • Celebrations
    Thursday, May 23rd, 7:00 PM

    From the New York Times best-selling anthologist Elise Paschen comes The Eloquent Poem, a groundbreaking collection of new poems by 128 contemporary poets. Join us for the launch of this extraordinary volume. It is...

    The Eloquent Poem book cover
  • Celebrations
    Thursday, May 30th, 7:00 PM

    Join the Chicago Poetry Center to celebrate a year of student poetry. The event, in which participants from elementary and middle school grades read original poems on stage, features teachers...

    Students reading for Hands on Stanzas


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