Warlock Vorobok and the Will-o’-the-Wisps Read Emma Lazarus

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Marketing, Downtown Main Library

The poet who penned the famous words on the Statue of Liberty and poems about haunted places and Will-o'the-Wisps is joining the Library's resident warlock in this month's episode of Warlock Vorobok Reads 

Emma Lazarus was born in New York City on July 22, 1849. She began writing poems at 11 and quickly continued to write poems, fantasies, and epics, a novel, and two five-act plays. A portion of her most famous sonnet, "The New Colossus," was written in 1883 and is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty:

Now is the time to lift your lamp and venture forth as Warlock Vorobok reads the phantasmagoric verses of one of America's most important poets.  

Borrow materials authored by Emma Lazarus from our collection, all available for free with a Library card.   

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