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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Extended Hours
    • Tuesday, December 20th, 4:00 PM–7:00 PM

    The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public prior to our December Open Door Readings. Browse our collection of nearly 30,000 books of poetry, including 2,500 chapbooks, and a current...

  5. Reading
    • Tuesday, December 20th, 7:00 PM

    The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. Each hour-long event features readings by two Chicagoland college and graduate...

  6. Reading
    • Wednesday, December 21st, 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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  • 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.

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