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Philadelphia’s Second Poet Laureate is…. FRANK SHERLOCK! January 31, 2014: Woohoo! Yay! Congratulations Frank Sherlock! Via Philly.com-- At a City Hall ceremony Friday, Mayor Nutter will announce the appointment of Frank Sherlock, 44, as the second poet laureate of Philadelphia. Sherlock succeeds Sonia Sanchez. He will serve for two years, during which he will receive a stipend of $5,000. Duties include [...] by

Remembering Amiri Baraka January 20, 2014: The New York Times reports on Amiri Baraka's funeral, which took place this weekend at Newark Symphony Hall. The service was lead by Danny Glover, who was influenced by Baraka as a student in San Francisco. Amiri Baraka’s funeral began with a wordless tribute on Saturday morning: A procession of African drums and jazz trumpets followed [...] by

The Audience is Present (Part I) April 2, 2013: Greetings, poetry lovers!  This month’s for you!  Wishing you all many wonderful, funny, provocative, unsettling, entertaining, and (dare I say) life-changing experiences with poetry in the next thirty days (and beyond).  I’m happy to be sharing a bit of my National Poetry Month with you. Without any further preamble, I’m posting the [...] by