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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

  1. Reading
    • Wednesday, August 31st, 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...

  2. Reading
    • Wednesday, August 31st, 12:00 PM

    Join us for a series of 30-minute lunchtime poetry readings marking the reopening of the new Contemporary Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. Quraysh Ali Lansana is the author...

  3. Reading
    • Wednesday, September 7th, 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...

  4. Reading
    • Wednesday, September 7th, 12:00 PM

    Join us for a series of 30-minute lunchtime poetry readings marking the reopening of the new Contemporary Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. Emily Thornton Calvo (emilycalvo.com) is a...

  5. Performance
    • Wednesday, September 7th, 7:00 PM

    A reception follows the program. Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago’s 2016 Collaborative Works Festival explores the relationship between French poet Paul Verlaine and composer Claude Debussy. While there is no evidence of...

  6. Reading
    • Thursday, September 8th, 7:00 PM

    Join Neil Steinberg as he reads from his new book, Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery, written with Sara Bader and published this month by...

  7. Conversation
    • Friday, September 9th, 12:30 PM–1:30 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In September, we read and discuss Erratic Facts by Kay Ryan. Space is limited to 15...

  8. Workshop
    • Saturday, September 10th, 11:00 AM–12:30 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by Poetry Foundation Library staff member Maggie Queeney. Together, we will explore rhyme, a correspondence of sound that Rilke...

  9. Workshop
    • Monday, September 12th, 7:00 PM–9:00 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a poetry discussion and writing workshop led by Poetry Foundation Library staff member Maggie Queeney. In September, we will explore personification, the device that...

  10. Reading
    • Wednesday, September 14th, 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...

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  • 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...

  • Community Events

    • Monday, August 29, 7:00PM
      Wellspring Women's Center, Sacramento, CA

      Wellspring Women's Center Benefit Reading

      The Sacramento Poetry Center sponsors this reading by Jeff Knorr, Sean King, and the Straight Out Scribes to benefit Wellspring, a center that provides free breakfast, counseling, and enrichment classes to women and children. 

    • Tuesday, August 30
      Community Bookstore
      143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

      Reading with Naomi Jackson

    • Tuesday, August 30, 7:00PM
      Bryant Park Reading Room, New York, NY

      R. D. Betts, Cynthia Cruz, Maya Pindyck, and Daniel Tobin

      Four Way Books poets Betts (Bastards of the Reagan Era), Cruz (How the End Begins), Pindyck (Emoticoncert), and Tobin (From Nothing) read at the Bryant Park Reading Room, which partners with small presses to produce this series.