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Statement from Mayor Bowser on the Passing of the Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia Dolores Kendrick

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Bowser released the following statement on the passing of the Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia Dolores Kendrick:

“This week, our city lost a poet, a trailblazer, and a tremendous source of inspiration – a woman who began her career as an educator and, through her poetry and work in the community, never really stopped teaching. Throughout her tenure as Poet Laureate, Dolores worked on a variety of programs to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of poetry, and through her enduring work, she will continue to influence and inspire Washingtonians young and old. Our thoughts and prayers are with her friends, family, and loved ones.”