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Phoenix Poet Laureate EventPhoenix Poet Laureate Event<div class="ExternalClassD21451E66B5B4AF9A13B37CF4FEDDD1F"><p>​</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Phoenix Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski to be featured at </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>South Mountain Community Library National Poetry Month Event </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Monday, April 17, at 10 a.m.</strong></p><p> </p><p>In celebration of National Poetry Month, Phoenix Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski will visit South Mountain Community Library Monday, April 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. for an interactive program to demonstrate the importance of poetry, literacy and freedom of expression. Councilwoman Kate Gallego from Council District 8 will offer opening remarks.</p><p> </p><p>This National Poetry Month event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by South Mountain Community College and Library, located at 7040 S. 24th Street in Phoenix. The public is invited to bring a favorite poem to share. Throughout April, explore Rosemarie and her work through Phoenix Public Library's celebration of National Poetry Month.</p><p> </p><p>National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets celebrating poetry's vital place in our culture. To learn more about National Poetry Month visit <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1329851/4881966/19771/3/">poets.org/national-poetry-month/home</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Phoenix Poet Laureate is supported by the Office of Arts and Culture and Phoenix Public Library. Rosemarie Dombrowski, the inaugural poet laureate for Phoenix, began her two-year term in January 2017. Information about the Phoenix Poet Laureate is available on the Office of Arts and Culture's website: <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1329851/4881966/1100/6/">phoenix.gov/arts</a>. </p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>4/11/2017 6:00:00 PMMatt HamadaEstrella Payton602-534-5084