2020 Poet Laureate – David Gaines

2020 Poet Laureate – David Gaines

Poet Laureate 2020 David Gaines David Gaines is a writer, actor and educator born and raised in uptown Philadelphia. As a product of a traditional baptist household and a child of hip-hop culture, Dave uses his poetry to analyze and unpack how the performance of...
Poet’s Blog | Cathy Cohen

Poet’s Blog | Cathy Cohen

3rd Grade visit at Kirkbride School I had the pleasure of visiting a 3rd grade at Kirkbride School in South Philadelphia in my capacity as MCPL and ArtWell teacher (www.theartwell.org). These students, through a service learning project with Need in Deed...

2019 Poet Laureate – Cathleen Cohen

Poet Laureate 2019 Cathleen Cohen Cathleen Cohen founded ArtWell’s We the Poets program in Philadelphia (www.theartwell.org). Her poems have appeared in Apiary, Baltimore Review, Cagibi, Chrysalis Journal, East Coast Ink, Philadelphia Stories and other journals. In...

2013 Poet Laureate – Glenn McLaughlin

Poet Laureate 2013 Glenn McLaughlin studied chemistry, education, running and dishwashing, but not writing or poetry, at Bucknell University. After nearly thirty years of laboring in the chemical and plastics industries, he was fortunate to lose his job and begin a...

2012 Poet Laureate – Liz Chang

Poet Laureate 2012   LIZ CHANG Liz Chang was selected as the 2012 Montgomery County Poet Laureate by Kathleen Sheeder Bonnano. Chang recently published her second book of original poems and literary translations with Book&Arts Press, What Ordinary Objects....