poet laureate

Trapeta B. Mayson
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Hadas Kuznits
December 12, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The city debuted its newest poet laureate Thursday at the Free Library of Philadelphia, who will be a champion for the verse over the next two years. Read more here.
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In this Nov. 11, 2015 photo, Frank Sherlock, the then-poet laurel of Philadelphia, poses outside Dirty Franks, a bar in Philadelphia where he worked as a bouncer.
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May 01, 2019 - 1:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's second poet laureate, who focused on taking poetry to neighborhoods and the city's young people, has been outed as a former white nationalist. In the late 1980s, Frank Sherlock was a 19-year-old skinhead and vocalist for a white nationalist punk band called New...
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