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Philadelphia’s First Poet Laureate Leads International Peace Day Celebration

“Considering the times right now, we need very much to do something,” says peace activist and Philadelphia’s first Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez.

09/20/2014

Philadelphia's newest Poet Laureate Frank Sherlock. (credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Appoints City’s New Poet Laureate

There once was a mayor named Nutter, and today, rather than rely on bad limericks, he named a new Poet Laureate of Philadelphia.

01/31/2014

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Celebrate Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s Birthday

Alfred, Lord Tennyson is known for his short verses and is the ninth most quoted author in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.

08/06/2013

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National Poetry Month

The Academy of American Poets established April as National Poetry Month in 1996 to broaden attention to poetry — and to increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture.

04/05/2011

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