Art+Poetry Chicago 2011 ran through most of the year and brought together the art and poetry of the Chicagoland area. During the first half of 2011, our poetry contest solicited original poems from Chicago-area writers. We picked the top twelve and then conducted an art contest soliciting original works related to the winning poems. On Oct. 22, 2011, Art+Poetry Chicago culminated in a poetry reading and reception with accompanying projections of the winning artwork.
The Site of Big Shoulders would like to thank all participating poets and artists for making this year's Art+Poetry Chicago the best yet. We look forward to producing and publishing this program again. Enjoy the photos of the reception by clicking into the below article.
Click a poem name, below, to read the winning poem and view the winning artwork and runners-up for that poem.
The 2011 program of Art+Poetry Chicago culminated with a gala reception and poetry reading in October at The Site of Big Shoulders' Wicker Park headquarters.