Poem Present

Welcome to the 2013-2014 Season!

Since 2001, the Poem Present Reading and Lecture series has been bringing distinguished contemporary poets to The University of Chicago to read from their work as well as to speak on topics in contemporary poetry of interest to them.  This is a unique two-part format designed to meet students and scholars halfway, so to speak.  Over the years, the series has expanded to include performances and bilingual events as well. 

In 2003-2004, the Chicago Media Initiatives Group (CMIG) began capturing each season of Poem Present in both digital video and audio formats for archiving in the University Library as well as for online publication. Our Archive (link) provides streaming video and audio of nearly all readings and lectures in the Poem Present series.

Poem Present is grateful to the following University of Chicago sponsors for their ongoing support: The Humanities Division, The Department of English Language and Literature, The Office of the Provost, and The College.

Media Archive

We will be putting together a robust media archive with content from our more recent seasons over the 2013-2014 season. Please mind our construction. 

You can find our past events going back to 2004 in our media archive, hosted by UChicago News.

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