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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

  1. Readings & Lectures
    • Wednesday, June 28th, 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.

  2. Black and white photograph of the poet Gwendolyn Brooks speaking at the Wall of Respect in 1967.
    Screenings
    • Wednesday, June 28th, 12:00 PM

    Poetry Foundation is honored to present a rare public screening (the first in nearly 40 years) of renowned activist and photographer Roy Lewis’s short film which follows Gwendolyn Brooks on...

  3. Readings & Lectures
    • Wednesday, July 5th, 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.

  4. Workshops & Discussions
    • Monday, July 10th, 7:00 PM–9:00 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop led by Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. In July, we examine the eclogue, a short dialogue or soliloquy...

  5. Readings & Lectures
    • Tuesday, July 11th, 7:00 PM

    Cave Canem Fellows CM Burroughs and Kelly Norman Ellis join faculty member Chris Abani in a legacy conversation celebrating Cave Canem: A Home For Black Poetry

  6. Extended Hours
    • Saturday, July 15th, 11:00 AM–4:00 PM

    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...

  7. Workshops & Discussions
    • Saturday, July 15th, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop moderated led by Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. In July, we explore the couplet, a stanza of two lines,...

  8. Workshops & Discussions
    • Monday, July 17th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. In July, Forms & Features trains its focus on the diction...

  9. Summer Camp
    • Tuesday, July 18th, 1:30 PM–3:30 PM
    • Thursday, July 20th, 1:30 PM–3:30 PM

    The Teen Summer Poetry Camp is free and open to teens of all experience levels who are interested in poetry. Participants will read, discuss, and respond to contemporary works of...

  10. Workshops & Discussions
    • Thursday, July 20th, 6:00 PM–7:30 PM

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

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  • Current Exhibition
    Jun 16, 2017 – Aug 25, 2017

    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.