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Chicago Poetry Tour Podcast

From the neighborhood library of Gwendolyn Brooks, to the Union Stock Yards, where Chicago became Carl Sandburg’s “Hog Butcher for the World,” to the birthplace of slam poetry, the Chicago Poetry Tour explores the city’s history through its dynamic poets and poetry.

The Green Mill

Marc Smith conceived the worldwide phenomenon of slam poetry at the Green Mill in the 1980s. Audience participation encouraged.

More Episodes from Chicago Poetry Tour Podcast

Date Title Poets
10/19/2010 Listen to this podcast

South Side Community Arts Center

  • Haki Madhubuti
10/5/2010 Listen to this podcast

Hall Library

  • Gwendolyn Brooks
9/21/2010 Listen to this podcast

Bronzeville

  • Margaret Walker
9/7/2010 Listen to this podcast

DuSable Museum

  • Quraysh Ali Lansana
8/24/2010 Listen to this podcast

Pilsen

  • Ana Castillo
  • Stuart Dybek
7/27/2010 Listen to this podcast

Danny's Tavern

  • Srikanth Reddy
7/13/2010 Listen to this podcast

The Newberry Library

6/29/2010 Listen to this podcast

New Chinatown

  • Li-Young Lee
6/15/2010 Listen to this podcast

Graceland Cemetery

  • Vachel Lindsay
  • Harriet Monroe
  • Carl Sandburg
6/1/2010 Listen to this podcast

Maxwell Street

  • Michael Anania
5/18/2010 Listen to this podcast

The Velvet Lounge

  • Sterling D. Plumpp
5/4/2010 Listen to this podcast

Chess Records

  • Tyehimba Jess
  • Sterling D. Plumpp
4/20/2010 Listen to this podcast

Stock Yard Gate

  • Carl Sandburg
4/6/2010 Listen to this podcast

Haymarket Monument

3/23/2010 Listen to this podcast

The El Train

  • Reginald Gibbons
3/9/2010 Listen to this podcast

Harold Washington Library

  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Albert Goldbarth
  • Edward Hirsch
2/23/2010 Listen to this podcast

Walking to Harold Washington Library

  • Harriet Monroe
  • John Frederick Nims
2/9/2010 Listen to this podcast

Fine Arts Building

  • Edgar Lee Masters
1/26/2010 Listen to this podcast

Cliff Dwellers Club

  • Vachel Lindsay
  • Carl Sandburg
1/12/2010 Listen to this podcast

Art Institute of Chicago

  • W. S. Di Piero
  • Stuart Dybek
  • Lisel Mueller

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