Public Talk + Reading
Yolanda Wisher is the 2016-17 poet laureate of Philadelphia. Wisher has been a force within Philadelphia's literary scene for the past two decades. She is the author of the poetry volume "Monk Eats an Afro" and co-edited the anthology "Peace is Haiku Song" with mentor and first Philadelphia Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez. She has led and curated many innovative and community-driven programs with local and national partners including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Rosenbach Museum and Library, Jefferson University, Historic Germantown, LiveConnections and the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture.
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