The District may not have voting rights but it does have a well respected poet laureate. First it was Sterling Brown, now it’s Dolores Kendrick. Learn about these larger than life poetic figures.


  • Dolores Kendrick DC Poet Laureate; author, The "Women of Plums" (Phillips Exeter Academy Press).
  • Joanne Gabbin Author of "Sterling Brown: The Black Aesthetic Tradition" (Pub: University Press of Virginia) and "The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry" (Pub: University Press of Virginia).

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