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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

  1. Conversation
    • Friday, December 2nd, 12:30 PM–1:30 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In December, we read and discuss Odes by Sharon Olds. This book club is currently at...

  2. Workshop
    • Saturday, December 3rd, 11:00 AM–12:30 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by Poetry Foundation Library staff member Maggie Queeney. Together, we will explore the ode, a lyric poem of address,...

  3. Reading
    • Monday, December 5th, 7:00 PM

    Jane Hirshfield’s poetry speaks to the central issues of human existence, from the metaphysical and passionate to the subtle unfolding of daily life and experience. She is the author of eight...

  4. Reading
    • Wednesday, December 7th, 10:00 AM

    The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts. Sign up to receive our event newsletter in...

  5. Reading
    • Wednesday, December 7th, 12:00 PM

    The Poetry Foundation continues its series of 30-minute poetry readings in the African and Indian Art of the Americas galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago. Rey Andújar is an artistic associate at Aguijón...

  6. Workshop
    • Thursday, December 8th, 5:30 PM–7:30 PM

    This two-part program investigates the work of Gertrude Stein through an experimental tour of There was a whole collection made at the Smart Museum, a collaborative printmaking project, and a...

  7. Reading
    • Thursday, December 8th, 7:00 PM

    The Poetry Society of America’s national series Poetry and the Natural World will focus on poems and poets from any era that are in conversation with, or are inspired by,...

  8. Performance
    • Tuesday, December 13th, 7:00 PM

    A reception follows the program. Lookingglass Theatre Company, in association with the Poetry Foundation, is pleased to present an evening of song and seasonal celebration, featuring live music and poetry from...

  9. Reading
    • Wednesday, December 14th, 10:00 AM

    The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts. Sign up to receive our event newsletter in...

  10. Workshop
    • Thursday, December 15th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

    This two-part program investigates the work of Gertrude Stein through an experimental tour of There was a whole collection made at the Smart Museum, a collaborative printmaking project, and a...

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  • Current Exhibition
    Sep 23, 2016 – Dec 16, 2016

    A group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting the mythical creatures Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. Artists include Lise Haller Baggesen, Ana Benaroya, Lilli Carré, Alexander Cohen, Stephen Eichhorn, Carson Ellis, Clay Hickson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Krista Franklin, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Kate McQuillen, Jessie Mott, Julie Murphy, Diana Sudyka, and Shoshanna Weinberger.

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