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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

  1. Reading
    • Tuesday, September 27th, 7:00 PM

    Ellen Bryant Voigt was a founder of the Goddard College low-residency MFA program, the first MFA program of its kind, and has taught at Iowa Wesleyan College and MIT. She...

  2. Reading
    • Wednesday, September 28th, 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...

  3. Reading
    • Thursday, September 29th, 7:00 PM

    An influential editor and publishing executive, Daniel Halpern is also a poet of considerable acclaim, writing poems that treat daily life—household tasks, nature, friends, pets—in fresh, accessible language. He is...

  4. Reading
    • Wednesday, October 5th, 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, October 5th, 12:00 PM

    Join us for a series of 30-minute lunchtime poetry readings in the African and Indian Art of the Americas galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago. Coya Paz is a writer and...

  6. Reading
    • Wednesday, October 5th, 7:00 PM

    Joshua Weiner is the author of three books of poetry, including The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish (2013). He is also the editor of At the...

  7. Celebration
    • Thursday, October 6th, 7:00 PM

    A reception follows the program. The Fuller Award is presented by the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame to a Chicago author who has made outstanding lifetime contributions to literature. Rosellen Brown...

  8. Performance
    • Friday, October 7th, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the relationship between Chicago and Paris, the Chicago Sister Cities Paris Committee invites Chicago Slam Works to showcase the work of Collective 129H, poets/performers...

  9. Celebration
    • Saturday, October 8th, 1:30 PM

    Join us as we celebrate the release of Quraysh Ali Lansana’s new book for children A Gift from Greensboro. The book, written for ages five and up, is at once an...

  10. Reading
    • Tuesday, October 11th, 7:00 PM

    The Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and Art presents “Señal Night” featuring three authors from the Señal chapbook series, published collaboratively by BOMB magazine, Libros Antena Books, and...

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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.

  • Community Events

    • Monday, September 26, 7:00PM
      Katz Hall, Kansas City, MO

      Al Young

      Former California poet laureate Young (Coastal Nights and Inland Afternoons) gives a poetry reading at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, where he is currently writer-in-residence.

    • Tuesday, September 27, 6:00PM
      Arts Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

      Bhanu Kapil

      Penn PhD student Lucas de Lima hosts this reading by Kapil, whose most recent book, Ban en Banlieue, is "a set of notes for a novel never written."

    • Wednesday, September 28, 7:00PM
      Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, East Lansing, MI

      Juan Felipe Herrera

      Performance artist, activist, and United States Poet Laureate Herrera (Notes on the Assemblage) reads for Michigan State University's Wednesday Night Live series.