Frank Sherlock views poetry as a call to action and a tool for encouraging interactions and conversations within public spaces. Primarily self-taught, Sherlock studied at Temple University, and he counts years-long correspondences with poets Cid Corman and John Taggart as important parts of his literary education. He considers himself a literary cartographer, with past works that delve deeply into implications of place and event. Sherlock has read at various universities and poetry centers throughout the country. He visited Latin America in 2013 to support Por Aquí, a Spanish-language collection of his work translated by Carlos Soto-Roman. He is Philadelphia’s second Poet Laureate.
Last updated: Aug 29, 2016