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City to Celebrate College Park Poet Whittemore Today

Today, the City will be unveiling a commemorative marker honoring former U.S. Poet Laureate Reed Whittemore, who was a longtime Calvert Hills resident and professor. Whittemore served as the US Poet Laureate twice over, and accomplished many other literary benchmarks, such as serving as the literary editor at the New Republic magazine and founding the respected Yale literary quarterly Furioso. Whittemore was also a professor of English at the University of Maryland.

The marker will be unveiled on what would have been Whittemore’s 100th birthday. Please see the invite below.

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