Meet Philadelphia poet laureate Frank Sherlock
March 5, 2014
Guest: Frank Sherlock
This January Southwest Philly-native FRANK SHERLOCK became Philadelphiaâs second poet laureate, succeeding Sonia Sanchez. His reign is for two years and his honorary urban bard duties include what heâs been doing all along: chronicling and engaging Philadelphiaâs disparate communities. Sherlock is also charged with working with young poets and giving public readings. A 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts for Literature, he is the author of several books of poetry including âJourneys South: Evolving Immigrant Histories of South Philadelphia,â a collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.