Friday, December 30, 2011

Sonia Sachez is named as Philadelphia's poet laureate

It seems every big city and state is getting its own poet laureate these days. Philadelphia has just named Sonia Sanchez, a West Philadelphia resident as its new poet laureate.

According to the idea is to create a "powerful means of communication and artistic expression by creating a citywide position for poet laureate."

4 haiku by Sonia Sachez

(for Eugene Redmond)

Blue atom
poet transcribing
our flesh


your quicksilver
words waterfalling in
sweet confession


you have taken down
the morning turned it into
a roar of blackness


your poems…
butterflies fluttering down
to earth.