Favorite Poem Project: Chicago
Friday, April 11th – Friday, April 11th, 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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.
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.