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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

  1. Reading
    • Wednesday, December 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...

  2. Reading
    • Wednesday, December 7th, 12:00 PM

    The Poetry Foundation continues its series of 30-minute poetry readings in the African and Indian Art of the Americas galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago. Rey Andújar is an artistic associate at Aguijón...

  3. Workshop
    • Thursday, December 8th, 5:30 PM–7:30 PM

    This two-part program investigates the work of Gertrude Stein through an experimental tour of There was a whole collection made at the Smart Museum, a collaborative printmaking project, and a...

  4. Reading
    • Thursday, December 8th, 7:00 PM

    The Poetry Society of America’s national series Poetry and the Natural World will focus on poems and poets from any era that are in conversation with, or are inspired by,...

  5. Performance
    • Tuesday, December 13th, 7:00 PM

    A reception follows the program. Lookingglass Theatre Company, in association with the Poetry Foundation, is pleased to present an evening of song and seasonal celebration, featuring poetry performances from actors J. Nicole...

  6. Reading
    • Wednesday, December 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...

  7. Workshop
    • Thursday, December 15th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

    This two-part program investigates the work of Gertrude Stein through an experimental tour of There was a whole collection made at the Smart Museum, a collaborative printmaking project, and a...

  8. Reading
    • Thursday, December 15th, 6:30 PM

    The Poetry Foundation continues its series of 30-minute poetry readings in the African and Indian Art of the Americas galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago. Ruben Quesada is the founder and publisher of Codex Journal and Poetry...

  9. Extended Hours
    • Saturday, December 17th, 10:00 AM–3:00 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...

  10. Workshop
    • Saturday, December 17th, 12:00 PM–2:00 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff. In this last month of the year, we turn our attention to the elegy, a poem...

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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.

  • Community Events

    • Wednesday, December 7, 7:00PM
      San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

      Glover Davis

      San Diego State University Professor Emeritus Glover returns to the university where he taught for 40 years to read from his latest poetry collection, My Cap of Darkness, for the Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series.

    • Thursday, December 8, 5:30PM
      McCormack Family Theatre, Providence, RI

      Alex Finlay

      Scottish poet, sculptor, and multimedia artist Finlay, who recently completed an installation in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden, performs for the Brown University Literary Arts event seies.

    • Friday, December 9, 7:00PM
      Open Poetry Books, Seattle, WA

      Ari Banias, Bill Carty, and Stacey Tran

      Small Press Distribution staffer Banias (Anybody), Poetry Northwest editor Carty (Refugium), and Pure Surface performance series Tran (Fake Haiku) read at this all-poetry bookstore.