61 W. Superior St.

(Area) – River North

(312) 787-7070

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Poetry Foundation building includes a library, exhibition gallery, and performance space and is the Midwest’s only library dedicated to poetry. Visitors to the library may browse a collection of 30,000 volumes, experience audio and video recordings in private listening booths, and view exhibits of poetry-related materials. In addition to providing public access to its collections in the form of a reading room, the library hosts interactive programs to inspire a wider readership for poetry in people of all ages.

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