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Upcoming Poetry Foundation events in Chicago and online

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, March 11th, 6 pm CT–8 pm CT
    Wednesday, March 13th, 10 am CT–12 pm CT
    Monday, March 25th, 2 pm CT–4 pm CT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we focus on rhyme, a correspondence of sound that Rilke called the...

  • In-person reading with livestream (hybrid)
    Thursday, March 21st, 7:00 pm CT–8:00 pm CT

    Join us for a reading with Dr. Grisel Y. Acosta, Diannely Antigua, Jasminne Mendez, and Yesenia Montilla as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Letras Latinas.

    A grid of four poet headshots, clockwise from top left: Dr. Grisel Y. Acosta, in front of the George Washington Bridge, smiling with hands in hair;  Diannely Antigua, an Afro-Latinx woman with very curly dark brown hair smiles at the camera Jasminne Mende
  • In-person reading with livestream (hybrid)
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2:00 pm CT–3:30 pm CT

    Join us for a panel on Afro-Latinx Poetry Now with Dr. Grisel Y. Acosta, Diannely Antigua, Jasminne Mendez, and Yesenia Montilla as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Letras...

    A grid of four poet headshots, clockwise from top left: Dr. Grisel Y. Acosta, in front of the George Washington Bridge, smiling with hands in hair;  Diannely Antigua, an Afro-Latinx woman with very curly dark brown hair smiles at the camera Jasminne Mende
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, April 1st, 6 pm CT–8 pm CT
    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2 pm CT–4 pm CT
    Wednesday, April 3rd, 10 am CT–12 pm CT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore personification, the device that transforms the non-human (the animal, the...

    Cartoon of people of various colors sitting on books
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Thursday, April 4th, 5 pm CT–7 pm CT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we will explore the relationship of image and text in the current...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, April 16th, 10 am CT–12 pm CT
    Monday, April 22nd, 6 pm CT–8 pm CT
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2 pm CT–4 pm CT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore the body in poetry and poetic somatic practices. The group...

    Cartoon of people of various colors sitting on books
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Wednesday, April 17th, 1 pm CT–2 pm CT
    Wednesday, April 24th, 1 pm CT–2 pm CT
    Wednesday, May 1st, 1 pm CT–2 pm CT
    Wednesday, May 8th, 1 pm CT–3 pm CT

    Join us for a free four-week hybrid program exploring visual poetry in partnership with the Hyde Park Art Center’s 65+ Education program. Together, we will read, discuss, and compose visual...

  • In-person reading with livestream (hybrid)
    Thursday, April 18th, 7 pm CT–8 pm CT

    Join us for the book launch for Ulrich Jesse K Baer’s Deer Black Out.

    Ulrich Baer, a white man with short blue hair pulls his hair back with his hand. Standing in for olivier: a pixelated screenshot of a printed sign held by a piece of black tape saying in all caps: specimen removed for study
  • In-Person Reading [with livestream]
    Saturday, April 20th, 2 pm CT–4:30 pm CT

    Únete a nosotros para una conversación entre los poetas del festival internacional de poesía en español, Poesía en Abril.

    Image of a teal poster that features the word “Lazos” as black text on the central foreground. Behind “lazos” is a black and white cutout image of a hand holding a pen to a notebook with a yellow swirl emerging from the pen. Additional multidirectional bl
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Saturday, April 20th, 11 am CT–1 pm CT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “Under the Knife: Poetry of Medical Intervention,” created and led by Natalia Conte.

    Natalia Conte, a brunette woman in a billowy shirt, poses in front of a bookcase with a pothos plant

Please Note

Guest Requirements:

Guests who wish to enter the Poetry Foundation building will be required to follow the policies outlined in our COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines.

Hours

Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM