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Chicago Poetry

PHOTOS: Poetry Mag Marks 100th Birthday With Loop Installment

Posted 10.19.2012 | Chicago

As far as milestones go, there's nothing quite like a 100th birthday celebration. This month, Poetry magazine, with help from the Chicago Loop Allianc...

Interview with Poet Ryan G. Van Cleave: A New Anthology of Chicago Poetry

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.01.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

I was really excited recently to get a copy of Ryan G. Van Cleave's City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry, one of the most dynamic and cohesive anthologies to come to my attention recently.

Performance Poet and Poetry Slam Founder, Marc Smith

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I sat down with Poetry Slam founder and performance poet Marc Smith to discuss how this rough and tough guy from the Southeast side came to create such an institution.

Everyday Poetry: Kevin Coval Reads From His New Book At The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in hosting their Poet-in-Residence, Kevin Coval, to celebrate the release of his latest book as he performs selecte...