Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours
Saturday, June 24th, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public on select Saturdays. Browse our collection of nearly 30,000 books of poetry, including 2,500 chapbooks, and a selection of local and national literary magazines. View the exhibition, Matter in the Margins: Gwendolyn Brooks at 100, on display in the Poetry Foundation gallery.
Listen to restored recordings of poets, like Gwendolyn Brooks and Czeslaw Milosz, reading their own work. Dating back to the 1950s, these archival recordings are available as a result of a unique partnership between the Poetry Foundation and Chicago's WFMT-FM.
The Poetry Foundation Library will continue to serve the public during its regular weekday hours of 11:00 AM—4:00 PM.
The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes group visits from students of all ages and lifelong learners. To learn more, or to arrange a group visit, please contact library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry and prose, scrapbooks of pieces she published as a young woman, extensive correspondence with a significant roster of other writers, and manuscript drafts and proofs, especially after she left mainstream publishing to produce her works with black-owned presses.