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Poems

Dylan York reading from her iPhone at Uncharted Books as she sips a root beer. (Credit: Mason Johnson)

Best Poetry Events In Chicago

From learning about haikus to open mic night, the Chicagoland area offers numerous opportunities for you to learn and experience poetry. Keep the following events in mind when planning how to celebrate National Poetry Month.

04/01/2013

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Poem The News: Jesus At The Bar & Hot Coffee In The Face

Poem the News — Poetry about the news?! Are you MAD?! POETRY AND THE NEWS DON’T GO TOGETHER. You’re crazy! Yes, reader, yes I am. I am crazy. Read these poems. The submit your own.

03/15/2013

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Poem The News: Justin Bieber’s Birthday Cookie Cake Of Doom

Poem the News — Poetry about the news?! Are you MAD?! POETRY AND THE NEWS DON’T GO TOGETHER. You’re crazy! Yes, reader, yes I am. I am crazy. Read these poems. The submit your own.

03/08/2013

Someone's gonna get choked... (Credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Poem The News: Burritos In Bed With Dennis Rodman

Poem the News — Poetry about the news?! Are you MAD?! POETRY AND THE NEWS DON’T GO TOGETHER. You’re crazy! Yes, reader, yes I am. I am crazy. Read these poems. The submit your own.

03/01/2013

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Poem The News: Bully Condor Pole Dances At The Library

Poem the News is exactly what it sounds like: reader-submitted poems based on CBS news stories. Submit your own?

02/15/2013

Pretty sure poetry doesn't look nearly this cool, but we'll pretend.

Submit To Poem The News

Submission Guidelines for CBS Chicago’s Poem the News!

02/11/2013

That's right kids, chicks dig pizza guys. The only thing that could make Papa John cooler is Spider-Man. But come on! Spider-Man would never hang out with a pizza guy... (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Poem The News: Stealing Bad Pizza & Drunk Moonwalking

This week, readers wrote poems about the news article “Reluctant Thief With Hungry Family Gets Pizza.”

02/01/2013

Admittedly, I edited this photo to more resemble the beat of my heart... (Top Gun Poster Credit: Simpson/Bruckheimer/Paramount Pictures; Anthony Edwards Face Credit: Newsmakers)

Poem The News: Goose Has Bieber Fever

This week, readers wrote poems about the news articles “Did Justin Bieber Really Beat Up His Bodyguard?“ and “‘Top Gun’ In IMAX 3D Coming This February.”

01/25/2013

I'd let Channing Tatum handcuff me. I'd even let Jonah Whats-his-face handcuff me. (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

Poem The News: Chivalry Is Dead

This week, readers wrote poems about the news article “Man Gets 10-Year Sentence For Handcuffing Himself To Female Taco Bell Co-Worker In Hope Of Getting A Date.”

01/18/2013

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Poem The News: Drunk Driving, Facebook & Emoticons

This week, readers wrote poems about the news article “Ore. Teen Charged After ‘Drivin Drunk’ Facebook Post On New Year’s Eve.” Find out what next week’s poems will be about and how to submit your own…

01/11/2013

Listen, I’m not trying to imply President Bush or President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil have driven a golf cart while intoxicated — they haven’t. There just weren’t a lot of golf cart photos for me to choose from. (Credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Poem The News: The Drunk Golfer

This week, readers wrote poems about the news article ‘Police: Drunk Man Tries To Drive Golf Cart From Angels Camp To Citrus Heights.’ Find out what next week’s poems will be about and how to submit your own…

01/04/2013