It has many times been argued that Chicago is the poetry capital of the country, and rightfully so, there is so much to hear and read in the realm of poetry in this great city.

1. Jamila Woods

Check out poet/singer/teaching artist and Young Chicago Author's Artistic Director here.

2. Malcolm London

Check out the poet/activist/musician here.

3. Cassandra Troyan

Check out the self-proclaimed, featured ex-artist of Chicago's female-run DIY space The Dollhouse.