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BOSTON’S POET LAUREATE VISITS BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCHES

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danielleDudley and Hyde Park Branch Visits Scheduled

This fall, as part of a partnership between the Boston Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, the City of Boston’s Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges will continue her visits to Boston Public Library locations to meet and engage with aspiring and practicing poets throughout the city. Interested participants can bring examples of their work for discussion, or questions and comments for the Poet Laureate Program.

The following visits take place in Boston Public Library branches:

Saturday, September 5, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Dudley Branch, located at 65 Warren Street.

Saturday, October 3, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Hyde Park Branch, located at 35 Harvard Avenue.

Danielle Legros Georges was appointed Boston’s Poet Laureate by Mayor Martin J. Walsh in December 2014 and teaches at Lesley University in the Creative Arts and Learning Division. She is the author of Maroon, a book of poems, and her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies. Her essays, interviews, poems, and reviews have appeared in publications including The American Poetry Review, The Boston Globe, Callaloo, Consequence, Salamander, spoKe, Solstice, Transition, World Literature Today, and the Women’s Review of Books. A resident of Dorchester, she was born in Haiti, has lived in Boston’s Haitian community of Mattapan, Chicago, and New York, and has travelled to various parts of the world.

Photo credit: Priscilla Harmel

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