Pure Poetry

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Philadelphia has rolled out a Poetry Hotline called Healing Verse. A new poem is released every Monday and is scheduled for the entire year of 2021. The poetry space is hosted by Philadelphia poet laureate Trapeta B. Mayson and is a place for any Philadelphia poet to speak out their work to the public.

Poems falling within the theme of affirming poems can be submitted to the poet laureate comittee. Selected poems will be read on the hotline. There is no word on what will happen with poems that don’t make the cut for the hotline. Perhaps a poetry board can be installed online in a platform like miro, tiktok, facebook, or instagram? Regardless it’s an excellent resource and platform for aspiring poets.

For information on the poet laureate’s and how to contact them go to the Philadelphia Free Library’s website: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/programs/poet-laureate/

Thank you Grandma! I love this little tip and will enjoy my weekly poem, a memory of Philly for possibly my last year here.

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