Sprawled across the university quad were tables of mismatched, pamphlet-like publications. Some were black and white with grainy imagery and chaotic font calling for abortion..
On Tuesday evenings, the DePaul POETS gather in DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Student Center. Founded in 2010, the student organization creates a community, both at..
Living Letters: Two Poets’ Friendship Lasts In Their Thirteen-Year Correspondence
On an uncharacteristically rainy and cold April afternoon, Abe Louise Young stood in the Evanston gallery Space 900, gripping stacks of paperclipped letters. She was..
With ‘Louder Than A Bomb’ (LTAB), the world’s largest youth poetry slam competition, Young Chicago Authors provides the performers a platform to showcase their talent...
Professor Picks: 10 Poetry Collections for National Poetry Month
People may talk about poems as though they exist in the past, but the craft is anything but stagnant. In order to recognize this, The..
“Poetry is life distilled” – Gwendolyn Brooks From slam poetry to literary magazines, youth writing organizations to historic libraries, Chicago holds a rich poetry scene...
Finding the entry points in Chicago’s poetry community Hearkening back to the days of Gwendolyn Brooks, Chicago has a history of making sure poetry is..
Chicago creatives reflect on the influence of technology, mediums and expression through poetry A poem in 2018 can take the form of words bathed in..
‘Louder than a Bomb’ poetry competition inspires high-school creativity Does Rahm Emanuel still get it after suppressing the tape? Fred Hampton and Laquan McDonald, 41..