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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
    Tuesday, December 18th, 7:00 PM

    The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs.

  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, January 15th, 7:00 PM

    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 instructors...

    Photos of Rivka Yeker, Chris Green, Lora Mathis, and Chris Watkins.
  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, January 29th, 7:00 PM

    Join us to celebrate 2019 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize winners, Thiahera Nurse and Andrew E. Colarusso, for the launch of their chapbooks Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone...

    Andrew Colarusso and Thiahera Nurse
  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, February 5th, 7:00 PM

    Immerse yourself in an evening of poetry with one of Harvard Law School’s 50 Women Inspiring Change and author of Registers of Illuminated Villages and Seam, Tarfia Faizullah. Her poems...

    Image of the poet Tarfia Faizullah.
  • Readings & Lectures
    Wednesday, February 13th, 7:00 PM

    Join us for an evening of Korean poetry in translation with one of the most influential contemporary poets of South Korea, the work of Kim Hyesoon as translated by Don...

    Kim Hyesoon and Don Mee Choi
  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, February 14th, 7:00 PM

    Explore the love-hate relationship between spoken-word and written poetry, with poets Patricia Smith, Tyehimba Jess, and Nate Marshall.

  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, March 7th, 7:00 PM

    The Poetry Coalition, a collective of organizations around the country, presents work on the theme “What Is It Then Between Us? Poetry & Democracy.” Richard Blanco, Carolyn Forché, and Javier Zamora...

    Richard Blanco, Carolyn Forché, and Javier Zamora
  • Readings & Lectures
    Monday, March 11th, 7:00 PM

    Join us for a reading with environmental poet, playwright, and labor activist Rodrigo Toscano. Author of six books of poetry, including Explosion Rocks Springfield and Deck of Deeds, Toscano works...

    Rodrigo Toscano
  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, March 12th, 7:00 PM

    Join us as we welcome Ilya Kaminsky for the next reading in the John Barr Reading Series, made possible by the generosity of the Poetry Foundation’s first president. This series...

    Ilya Kaminsky


11AM – 4PM
Please Note

Building Closures:

The Poetry Foundation will close at 1 PM on Thursday, December 13.

The building will be closed from Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1 for the holidays. We will reopen to the public at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 2.