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Friday, 17 April 2009 00:00

Clearwater Poetry Day Proclamation

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Mayor Hibbard Presenting Poetry Day Proclamation to Larry Jaffe, Shelley Jaffe, and Stazja McFadyen . Photo by David Ziff.
 

CITY HALL, CULTURAL ACTIVISTS AND DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS COME TOGETHER TO BRING POETRY TO DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER

Clearwater, FL (April 15, 2009) - Once again April has brought us National Poetry Month and once again, for the second year in a row, the city of Clearwater has seized the cultural initiative in the person of Mayor Frank V. Hibbard, issuing a proclamation declaring Saturday, April 18, 2009, to be Clearwater Poetry Day.

The proclamation was read by the mayor in a City Council meeting on Thursday, April 16th, and presented to representatives of Artists in Action, International, a local gung-ho group for the arts who put on a downtown Poetry Walk two days later and, simultaneously, saw to the publication of the Little Book of Cleveland Street Poetry, Volume II, featuring the works of 50 Clearwater poets, each writing on the theme of downtown Clearwater and life in Florida.

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