By Thom Nickels

because Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin positioned sort to printing press, Philadelphia has been a haven and an suggestion for writers. neighborhood essayist Agnes Repplier as soon as shared a pitcher of whiskey with Walt Whitman, who often strolled marketplace road. Gothic writers like Edgar Allan Poe and George Lippard plumbed the city�s darkish streets for fabric. within the 20th century, Northern Liberties local John McIntyre discovered a backdrop for his gritty noir within the working-class neighborhoods, whereas novelist Pearl S. dollar came upon an inventive sanctuary in heart urban. From Quaker novelist Charles Brockden Brown to 1973 U.S. poet laureate Daniel Hoffman, writer Thom Nickels explores Philadelphia�s literary landscape.

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When you consider that Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin placed sort to printing press, Philadelphia has been a haven and an idea for writers. neighborhood essayist Agnes Repplier as soon as shared a tumbler of whiskey with Walt Whitman, who often strolled marketplace road. Gothic writers like Edgar Allan Poe and George Lippard plumbed the city�s darkish streets for cloth.

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