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Poetry Making Playground

Kuumba Lynx is proud to bring a Poetry Making Playground at 601 s California, on April 1st – 30th 2024, with an option to extend thru May 31 2024.


Student Field Trip Visits Available, Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm.

Open to Public Thursday – Friday 5pm – 8pm + Saturday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm.


The Poetry Making Playground is an immersive creative installation where original poems, written by some of Chicago’s most renowned poets, have been reimagined and physicalized for audiences to interact with in an entirely new way! The poetry playground fuses poetics, tangible objects, illustration, fabrications/design, multimedia, life size interactive and reflective installations for everyone! It will include up to 7 interactive works inviting one to Tap -Tap into our radical imagination and engage our ancestral geometries, sacred syllable inheritance, metaphorical joys, genetic word wisdoms and righteous rhymes. 

Interactive hands on poetry making art exhibit for students 4th – 12th grade.

Students will:

  • Interact with and play with poetry making art installations
  • Write poetry in workshops with renowned Chicago Poets
  • Visit merch shop for some unique take – home fun

$20 entry free


Kuumba Lynx

Kuumba Lynx (KL) is a Chicago-based urban arts youth organization. KL uses Hip Hop as a tool to provide youth with access and instruction to artistically express themselves through poetry, dance, painting, theater, multi-media, film, production and performance. KL directly engages 1500 youth aged 8-25 annually through art making programs. KL events and performances attract an annual audience of 10,000.

Kuumba Lynx builds communities grounded in peace, love, and respect. We value wellness, art making and cultural upliftment. We value learning our vast and connected stories. We value the power of actively dismantling systems of oppression. We value reimagining a more just world.


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