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Summer Poetry Camp

Wednesday, June 13th – Wednesday, June 13th, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 20th – Wednesday, June 20th, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 27th – Wednesday, June 27th, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street

Participants meet once a week for three weeks to discuss poems by Terrance Hayes, Naomi Shihab Nye, and others. Lessons include a range of activities designed to strengthen poetic and storytelling skills and develop personal creativity. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the Foundation's library and create their own work in response to what they find there. This camp is open to students in sixth to eighth grade; all experience levels welcome. FREE. All materials and supplies will be provided. Register at library@poetryfoundation.org.

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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.