All poets are welcome to participate - having 60035 as your zip code is not a requirement
All Events Scheduled for March & April 2020 are cancelled due to the coronavirus.
Due to the coronavirus crisis, Highland Park Poetry will not be conducting any live, in-person poetry events. Please enjoy our Muses' Gallery. Join us on Facebook.
We will reassess events in May and hope to reschedule our featured guests this summer.
Continue to celebrate poetry and stay healthy!
Dipika Mukherjee &
Reading & Poetry Open-Mic
Saturday, May 30
Coffee Speaks @ Port Clinton
610 Central Avenue, Suite 155
Dipika Mukherjee's poetry chapbook, The Palimpsest of Exile, was published (Rubicon Press, Canada) in 2009 and The Third Glass of Wine was published by the Writer’s Workshop, India, in 2015. Her work appears in publications around the world, including RHINO, PostColonial Text, World Literature Today, Asia Literary Review, Del Sol Review and Chicago Quarterly Review. She has performed her poetry at literary festivals in Malaysia, Netherlands, China, India, Myanmar, and Singapore, and has been the featured poet at Rhino Reads, the Woman Made Gallery and Travelling Molly’s in Chicago, the Hideout in Austin, and at Yet Do I Marvel in the Chicago segment of the Poetry Society of America's 2013 national series, held at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. She has won prizes for her work in the United States and abroad, and is Contributing Editor for Jaggery and frequently writes for World Literature Today, Asia Literary Review and Chicago Quarterly Review as well as a fortnightly literary column for The Edge in Malaysia. She is core faculty at StoryStudio Chicago, teaches at the Graham School at University of Chicago, and is affiliated to the Buffet Institute for Global Affairs at Northwestern University.
Charlotte Digregorio is the author of seven books including her latest, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing, which allows people to face their fears, pain, loneliness, struggles, and grief, and live with joy and humor. She authored Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, and a haiku collection, Shadows of Seasons. She was honored in 2018 by Gov. Bruce Rauner for her decades of literary arts’ achievements. She’s had more than 500 poems published in anthologies and journals, writes 14 poetic forms, has won 56 poetry awards, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have been translated into eight languages; she translates poetry books from Italian into English; and her traveling haiku/art show is featured at libraries, hospitals, park districts, corporate and convention centers, and restaurants, among several venues. She’s given workshops at national writer's conferences; is a writer-in-residence at universities; teaches poetry in the public schools; and judges national writers’ contests. Charlotte hosted a radio poetry program on public broadcasting, and was an executive officer of the Haiku Society of America. She blogs about writing for publication in several genres, and posts The Daily Haiku from global poets at www.charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com.
Poets are welcome to bring up to three poems to share. All are invited to share in the word magic.
There is no cover charge but participants are expected to order an item from the cafe.
Poetry Today - Past Episodes
December 2019 - Mike Freveletti
November 2019 - Jan Bottiglieri
June 2019 - Jamie Wendt
May 2019 - William Lederer
April 2019 - Patrice Boyer Claeys
March 2019 - Khalid Mukhtar
February 2019 - Olivia Maciel Edelman
January 2019 - Weather the Weather with Emma Alexandra and Betsy Dolgin Katz
December 2018 - Cathleen Schandelmeier
October 2018 - C. J. Wilkens
August 2018 - Caroline Johnson
July 2018 - William Carey & Mary Beth Bretzlauf discuss Coffee, Tea & Other Beverages in 2018 Summer Muses' Gallery
June 2018 - Wilda W. Morris
May 2018 - Oliver Mansfield & Constance Vitale
March 2018 - Dr. Shai Har El
February 2018 - Cynthia Gallaher
January 2018 - Faisal Mohyuddin
December 2017 - Arlyn Miller, Poetic License, Inc
October 2017 - Public Art Poetry with Marjorie Rissman & Kerry Leaf
September 2017 - Naoko Fujimoto
August 2017 - Donna Vorreyer
July 2017 - Bakul Banerjee
June 2017 - Curt Vevang
May 2017 - William Marr
April 2017 - HPHS Focus on the Arts
March 2017 - TRAVEL Poetry on Poetry Today!
November 2016 - Jacqueline Harris on Poetry Today!
October 2016 - Lennart Lundh on Poetry Today!
September 2016 - Al DeGenova on Poetry Today!
Technical difficulties during taping of this episode leave the screen blank for about three minutes; however, have faith - the audio continues just fine and the interview goes on.
August 2016 - Terry Loncaric on Poetry Today!
July 2016 - Jenene Ravesloot & Tom Roby on Poetry Today!
June 2016 - Bill Yarrow on Poetry Today!
May 2016 - Curt Vevang on Poetry Today!
April 2016 - Michelle Brinckerhoff on Poetry Today!
March 2016 - Michael F. Latza on Poetry Today!
January 2016 - Herb Berman & Lois Barr on Poetry Today!
December 2015 - Kate Hutchinson & Marjorie Skelly on Poetry Today!
November 2015 - Marcia Pradzinski on Poetry Today!
September 2015 - Jan Bottiglieri on Poetry Today!
August 2015 - Sandra Marchetti on Poetry Today!
July 2015 - Lois Barr & Karin Gordon talk Flash Fiction on Poetry Today!
June 2015 - Sister Cities Foundation Poetry & Prose Exchange on Poetry Today!
May 2015 - Poetry Today with 2014 Pentathlon Champ Don Shearn
April 2015 - Poetry Today features Susan T. Moss
March 2015 Spreading the Word with Debra Bruce & Jennifer Dotson
February 2015 - June Sawyers & Gail Goepfert
January 2015 - James Reiss and "The Novel"
Poetry Today Interview with Wendy Anderson, Nov. 2014
Poetry Today with Beatriz Badikian-Gartler & Josh Corey, Oct. 2014
Poetry Today with Charlotte Digregorio & Lois Baer Barr, Sep. 2014
Writing Groups on "Poetry Today" with Lois Barr & Friends
June 2014 Poetry Today featuring Pamela Miller
May 2014 Poetry Today featuring Joseph Kuhn Carey
April 2014 Poetry Today Program for Comcast 10
"Wrestling The Manuscript" panel discussion from April 2015