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Wherever I’m At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry, Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s first major publication, launched on Monday, June 13, 2022. The collection features outstanding work produced by more than 150 poets and artists, telling a story of Chicago not found in the guidebooks. Events celebrating the book will be announced here: you can order Wherever I’m At now.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 — Chicago’s Poetic History: Richard Guzman leads a panel discussion at the Chicago History Museum that ties history and verse found in a new, exciting anthology of Chicago poetry. Ticket info

Wednesday, June 23, 2022 — Newcity Lit: My Kind of Town: A Review of “Wherever I’m At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry” by Mary Wisniewski. The anthology is, in short, full of startling and various riches... Read more

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 — WBEZ Chicago: In the hands of these poets, Chicago is a collection of scintillating everyday moments by Elly Fishman. A blockbuster anthology, just out, gives a star turn to 134 living poets with deep ties to the city. Meet three standouts. Read more

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 — Wednesday Journal: Poems where you can find yourself by Michelle Dybal. Being whisked away on a journey through Chicago — its neighborhoods, its establishments, its parks and natural habitats, across time... Read more

Monday, June 13, 2022 — Third Coast Review: Myriad Chicagos, Wherever I’m At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry, edited by Donald G. Evans and Robin Metz by Patrick T. Reardon. Read the review

Monday, June 13, 2022 — Official Launch Event: Wherever I’m At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

Monday, June 13, 2022 — Chicago Tribune: Chicago as a poem: The birthplace of slam poetry finally gets a contemporary anthology of poetry by Christopher Borrelli. Some days the hardest thing in the world is explaining Chicago to someone not from Chicago... Read more

Sunday, June 12, 2022 — Chicago Sun Times: A deathbed promise from one writer to another by Stefano Esposito. Donald Evans, who lives in Oak Park, promised his friend and fellow writer, Robin Metz, that he’d finish Metz’s Chicago poetry anthology. Read more

Saturday, June 11, 2022 — Classic Chicago Magazine: Read All About Us  Judy Carmack Bross says, “This vibrant anthology launches June 13 at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center, and with it the combined voices of 150 living Chicago poets, with several illustrations by local artists and photographers.” Read more

Thursday, June 9, 2022 — Another Chicago Magazine  “In Search of Butterflies” by Jennifer Steele, excerpted from Wherever I’m At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry Read more

Monday, June 6, 2022 — WGN Radio: Remembering Both Chicago and Robin Metz Through Poetry  Author Don Evans joined Rick Kogan to discuss his new book, ‘Wherever I’m At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry’ and its release on June 13th at the Logan Center for the Arts on University of Chicago campus. Don highlighted and honored the late poet Robin Metz who co-authored the anthology. Listen

Thursday, June 2, 2022 — Another Chicago Magazine  “Wild Abandon” by Viola Lee, excerpted from Wherever I’m At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry Read more

Thursday, May 19, 2022 — Another Chicago Magazine  “Rainbow Shoes” by Eduardo Arocho, excerpted from Wherever I’m At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry Read more

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