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Poet Laureate

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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