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Current Exhibition
June 21, 2018 – September 14, 2018

Step inside the poem “On Visiting the Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens” by Khaty Xiong. This interactive exhibit presents a visualization of Xiong’s poem about visiting a garden to...

Past Exhibitions
  • April 1, 2018 – June 8, 2018

    Elizabeth Kray (1916–1987) was a visionary arts administrator and imaginative inventor of poetry programs and initiatives. Before founding Poets House, the poetry library and...

  • January 10, 2018 – March 28, 2018

    This exhibition highlights the work and life of poet and artist Ava Kadishson Schieber. Kadishson Schieber was born Jewish in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, in...

  • October 5, 2017 – December 22, 2017

    For this exhibition, Chicago poets, artists, and organizing communities were invited to contribute signs of resistance:  posters, banners, and other ephemera of direct action...

  • September 5, 2017 – September 22, 2017

    In celebration of the hundredth birthday of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917 – 2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first Black winner of the Pulitzer...