Category: Events

Poetry Pop-Up

About this recurring event

Discover the natural world through poetry at weekly pop-up events featuring the Field’s poet-in-residence.

A group gathers at the corner of a diorama case. One man sits a desk with a typerwriter. He looks up to a family of three standing over him. The man in the middle stands with arms around the other two individuals. Both are smiling down at the man seated at the desk. A black box with a glass front holds a rock specimen and is propped up against the leg of the desk.

Imagine what it would feel like to stand next to a T. rex. Ponder what flowers smelled like 30 million years ago. See what inspiration you'll find and start turning your ideas into poetry with Eric Elshtain, the Field Museum's first poet-in-residence. 

Join us for a series of weekly events that change how you see the museum—whether you’ve visited once or dozens of times. Encounter objects from our collection. Tour an exhibition. Find our poet-in-residence at a typewriter station to craft your own poem!

Eric hosts pop-ups every Wednesday, 10am–2pm, in locations across the museum. No prior knowledge of poetry needed.