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National Poetry Month at The Old State House in Dover, April 4th & 18th

The Old State House in Dover, Delaware on the Green–“laid out in 1717 accordance with William Penn’s 1683 orders”

is an anchor venue of the First State Heritage Park system. The Delaware Division of the Arts and the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs have teamed up to host poets and poetry events in The Old State House this April, to celebrate National Poetry Month.

I am excited to be reading new poems to visitors on The Green again!  I last read inside The Old State House in 2003, thrilled to have worked with Fleda Brown and 11 other poets whom I met at the 2002 Cape Henlopen Poets Retreat, the inaugural 4-day getaway that was Fleda Brown’s first (and favorite, she says) Division of the Arts writers project. She was the state’s poet laureate from 2001 to 2007.  As part of the Dover Day celebration that year, …