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Favorite Poem Project: Chicago

Friday, April 11th – Friday, April 11th, 7:00 PM–9:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Please note, this event is full and we are no longer able to accept reservations.

The national Favorite Poem Project and the Poetry Foundation have chosen the favorite poems of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and five other Chicagoans to be featured in a video initiative called Favorite Poem Project: Chicago. The series will launch on Friday, April 11 at the Poetry Foundation. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and the Poetry Foundation President Robert Polito will introduce the evening program.  A reception will follow.

Favorite Poem Project: Chicago brings to our city Robert Pinsky’s national initiative as U.S. Poet Laureate (1997-2000). Pinsky’s Favorite Poem Project celebrates poetry as a vocal art, and the local event documents the role of poetry in the lives of Chicagoans.


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  • Browse Poems

  • Neha Vedpathak, detail, “Bhaba,” (2016)
    Current Exhibition
    Jul 11, 2016 – Sep 15, 2016

    A virtual dialogue between the artist and the poets Rabindranath Tagore and Kay Ryan, Bhaba is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that includes a large-scale paper work, an installation of handmade “stones,” and a mixed-media garland. Vedpathak’s “plucking” technique, in which she...