Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Home for Poets!

Take a look at the long-standing Poetry Foundation’s gorgeous new one-year-old home at 61 W. Superior Street in Chicago.

But, not to worry if you’re miles away, or even halfway around the world: you can visit this singular organization’s home in Cyberspace any time, day or night,  or follow the Poetry Foundation and Poetry on Facebook or even on Twitter.

FYI:  in its own words, "The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

Opened to the public in June 2011, the Poetry Foundation building in Chicago provides new space for the Foundation’s extensive roster of public programs and events. It also houses a public garden, a library, and an exhibition gallery, as well as the offices of the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine."

The Poetry Foundation gratefully and often acknowledges its greatest friend, Ruth Lilly, whose magnificent bequest in 2002 enabled the Poetry Foundation to become all it could be.

Harriet Monroe founded Poetry magazine in 1912.  She viewed the publication “a modest effort to give poetry her own place.”

I invite writers and readers, as well as teachers of writers and readers, to make time to take a spin around the website. You’ll be surprised at all it offers.

For instance, click here to learn Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis’ monthly Book Pick, or here to read featured articles about children’s poetry.

Listen to The Poem of the Day!

Watch a poet recite his or her own words.

Studying up on poetry?  You can subscribe to the Poetry Foundation's Glossary Term of the Day.

I bet Mary Ann’s Monday Found Poetry post piqued your interest as much as it did mine. Looky here!

Celebrating poets and poetry has never been easier, even if you're on the Go.
The Poetry Foundation's very own free mobile app nourishes you anytime, anywhere.

Stop by the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. 
And/or visit the Foundation online. 
Even follow. Even tweet.
Enjoy! Enjoy!

Esther Hershenhorn

1 comment:

Carmela Martino said...

What a great post, Esther! I may have to schedule a field trip to the Poetry Foundation. And I love that they have a mobile app. I hope they come out with a version for the NookColor soon. :-)