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The Poetry Man




The Poetry Man

Art of Life — Produced by Karen Smyles

Frank Sherlock is Philadelphia’s second Poet Laureate, succeeding the well-known Sonia Sanchez. He was appointed to the position in 2014 and will serve in the role for 2 years. The Poet Laureate position was the idea of Mayor Nutter’s and was created to serve as an ambassador for poetry. Responsibilities include performing readings, workshops and a variety of community services and programs, to bring a greater awareness of poetry to people of all ages.

Sherlock is a native Philadelphian and an accomplished poet, having received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2013, and is the author of five poetry books. He also created a collaborative project with CA Conrad, another Pew Fellow, titled The City Real and Imagined. The book is based on the conversations they had while wandering through the city of Philadelphia.


Web Exclusive: Frank Sherlock

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Watch below to hear Frank Sherlock read from The City Real & Imagined


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