Downtown Philadelphia © Author Adventures

“Do the poet and scientist not work analogously?
Both are willing to waste effort.
To be hard on himself is one
…of the main strengths of each.
Each is attentive to clues,
Each must narrow the choice,
Must strive for precision.”
–Marianne Moore

The Marianne Moore Collection at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia has the writer’s actual living room on exhibit, just the way she had it in her home. Moore was a widely published poet from the 1930s to the 1960s, and won several awards, including the Pulitzer and the National Book Award, for Collected Poems.

The Rosenbach is the go-to for Philadelphia visitors interested in famous writers. It not only features a huge collection of Moore’s works, but also has collections of original works of writers such as Lewis Carroll, William Blake, Bram Stoker, Miguel de Cervantes, Phillis Wheatley, Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad, and many more.

When you go, ask about Marianne Moore’s connection to baseball and read her baseball poetry at poets.org/poetsorg/poem/baseball-and-writing.

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The Rosenbach Museum and Library is the first stop on our Pennsylvania Trail!

Patricia Smart