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Philadelphia poet laureate — call for applicants

As a member of the Philadelphia poet laureate governing committee, I’m pleased to pass along the link for those who wish to apply for the position as our city’s laureate: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/programs/poet-laureate/ (You can see that the administration of the laureate program has shifted from the Mayor’s office to that of...

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Philly’s youth poet laureate

Otter Jung-Allen, Philadelphia’s Youth Poet Laureate, performs a poem called “Praise,” about their father. Otter Jung-Allen is a seventeen-year-old genderqueer poet and performer from West Philly. They are the coach of Science Leadership Academy’s Slam League team, a 2015 Brave New Voices International Champion, the 2015 Liberty Unplugged Champion, and the...