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Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella
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April is National Poetry Month, and we’re honored to share a poem, “Cornrows,” from the Queens Poet Laureate, Maria Lisella. Are you an aspiring poet? Queens Library would like...

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Maria Lisella
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This past June, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz swore in Astoria resident and Queens native Maria Lisella as the new Queens Poet Laureate. Maria will be joining us at Central Library on...

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In honor of National Poetry Month, Queens Library poses a question: Did you know that the Borough of Queens has a poet laureate? It does! Since 1997, a borough president-appointed poet laureate...

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