Philadelphia Selects Sonia Sanchez as its First Poet Laureate – The Inquirer – John Timpane
Siobhan Riordan, president and director of the Free Library of Philadelphia and a member of the selection committee, said, “The mayor really wanted this, and our conversations around Sonia were so easy and so natural. Philadelphia is a city passionate about the things it loves, and she personifies that passion in her poetry and her teaching.”
A neat article on the exciting news for a massive artistic city. It’s great to hear that literature in all forms is still honored and appreciated!