Poetry

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, marks the first day that students, researchers and scholars can go to Princeton, N.J., to see these letters between poet T.S. Eliot and longtime confidante Emily Hale.
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January 01, 2020 - 8:20 am
After more than 60 years spent sealed up in a library storage facility, about 1,000 letters written by poet T.S. Eliot to confidante Emily Hale will be unveiled this week, and scholars hope they will reveal the extent of a relationship that's been speculated about for decades. Read more here.
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Trapeta B. Mayson
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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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Markings in the margin of a rare Shakespeare book at the Free Library of Philadelphia is now believed to be done by a famous 17th century poet.
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John McDevitt
September 18, 2019 - 5:33 pm
Markings in the margin of a rare Shakespeare book at the Free Library of Philadelphia is now believed to be done by a famous 17th century poet.
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Shara Dae Howard
August 11, 2019 - 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison died this past week at the age of 88, and former poet laureate of both Philadelphia and Montgomery County Yolanda Wisher paid tribute. "We've lost an oracle. It's like we've lost someone who gave us a window into ourselves,"...
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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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Moore College professor contributes confidential composition to Antarctica time capsule
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March 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Somewhere deep in the ice at the bottom of the world is a 2-foot, semi-cylindrical time capsule. Inside are letters and drawings not meant to be seen for 1,000 years. The capsule was deployed last month by a team near the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Research Station...
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