Philly to name Sonia Sanchez first poet laureate

Poet Sonia Sanchez speaks during a news conference at the opening of the" Freedom's Sisters" exhibition at the Cincinnati Museum Center, Friday March 14, 2008 in Cincinnati. The Smithsonian traveling exhibit tells the story of 20 African American women who helped shape the civil rights movement. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

December 29, 2011 6:39:27 AM PST
The city that holds down one end of the Walt Whitman Bridge is getting its first poet laureate.

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