The College Park City-University Partnership and the City of College Park are pleased to celebrate the unveiling of a commemorative marker at the Trolley Trail plaza at Albion Road in College Park, to recognize and celebrate Reed Whittemore, on the occasion of what would have been his 100th birthday on September 11, 2019.

Reed Whittemore (1919 – 2012) was twice Poet Laureate of the United States. Whittemore was a resident of the Calvert Hills neighborhood of College Park for decades, a professor of English at the University of Maryland, and a well-known poet. As a Yale undergraduate in the late 1930s, he started a respected literary quarterly, Furioso, and published original poems of the most notable American poets of the early 20th Century. Among his career highlights, he was literary editor at the New Republic Magazine.

To mark the occasion, the College Park City-University Partnership together with Whittemore’s family, local officials, and community members will host a ceremony to unveil the commemorative marker honoring his life that will include brief remarks and a photo opportunity.

When: Wednesday, September 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Where: At the Albion Road plaza on the Trolley Trail, College Park, Maryland

This important commemorative marker was installed with thanks to the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area and the City of College Park.

Whittemore Commemorative Marker Unveiling