“At the behest of Samuel Hazo, founder of the International Poetry Forum and former Pennsylvania poet laureate, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette began publishing poems on its Saturday Op-Ed page in 1993. Since then the PG has printed more than 1,100 poems by professional writers and enthusiastic amateurs alike. In this day and age the promotion of a region’s lyrical arts on the pages of a daily paper is a rare thing indeed.
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‘Verse Envisioned: Poems From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Works of Art They Have Inspired’ is on display at Panza Gallery, 115 Sedgwick St., Millvale, through Feb 27. A closing event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 will feature poets, artists and a talk by Mr. Hazo.”
— Pittsburgh PG (@PittsburghPG) February 17, 2016