The Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation recognizes the power of words to transform lives. We work to amplify poetry and celebrate poets by fostering spaces for all to create, experience, and share poetry. Starting in October, the foundation celebrates 110 years of Poetry magazine, founded in Chicago in 1912!

This home for poetry in Chicago includes a seasonally rotating gallery and a library that houses more than 30,000 volumes of poetry for readers of all ages. The foundation also holds free virtual, in-person, and hybrid events, including poetry readings, writing and craft workshops, book clubs, and youth-focused programs.

For the latest on the foundation’s operating hours and health and safety guidelines, please visit