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Public poet

If Boston wants a poet laureate, it would do well to look to its own past for a model.

By Matthew Battles
April 1, 2007

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Boston's City Council chamber is a far remove from the summit of Mount Parnassus, mythic home of the muses. One of the astonishing effects of City Hall's Brutalism is to make this fifth-floor room seem subterranean. But poetry was on the lips of those in attendance last Tuesday when Councilor John Tobin chaired a hearing on his proposal to name ... (Full article: 1197 words)

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