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Chicago’s Poetry Foundation is an underrated public cultural center that you need to add to your list of museum must-sees. Located at the corner of Superior and Dearborn Streets in River North, the foundation houses a garden, a 30,000-volume library and much more. Here are 5 of our favorite things about the Poetry Foundation:

Gwendolyn Brooks

With seminal works including Annie Allen, A Street in Bronzeville and We Real Cool, iconic Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks captured the essence of daily life in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. She gave a voice to the African American community with images and stories that elegantly reflected their triumphs and challenges. Celebrate the upcoming centennial of her birth and the significance of her legacy with a free reading February 2 at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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