Philadelphia native’s poetry explores the grit of Kensington past and present

Poet David Livewell spent his childhood in Lower Kensington. He’s the 2012 winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry for “Shackamaxon,” a volume of poetry that brings to life the history of this part of Philadelphia and its complicated and gritty history.

Livewell spoke with NewsWorks Tonight about his childhood and the people whose stories continue to inspire his poetry.

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