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Friday, May 14 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Youth Poet Laureate Legacy Event

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In partnership with Urban Word NYC and The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture Boston, this unforgettable event centers the work of our country's Youth Poet Laureates. The National Youth Poet Laureate Program's mission is to celebrate our nation’s top youth poets that are committed to artistic excellence, civic engagement, and social justice. We will be joined by the current National Youth Poet Laureate, Meera Dasgupta; the current Boston Youth Poet Laureate, Alondra Bobadilla; and the current Sacramento Youth Poet Laureate, Alexandra Huynh. The event will be hosted by New York City's former Youth Poet Laureate, Crystal Valentine.

A recording for this event is not available.

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Crystal Valentine

Crystal Valentine is a queer, Black woman from the Bronx now residing in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a Callaloo fellow, a former NYC Youth Poet Laureate, and a two-time winner of the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Academy of... Read More →
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Meera Dasgupta

Meera Dasgupta is the youngest United States Youth Poet Laureate appointed in the history of the country. She is also the first U.S. Youth Poet Laureate to have been appointed from New York (as well as the Northeastern region) and the first Asian-American Youth Poet Laureate of the... Read More →
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Alondra Bobadilla

Born and raised in Boston, MA for most of her life, Alondra Bobadilla found and nurtured her love for writing since she learned her first letters. Besides writing, she has participated in multiple performance art forms since she was a little girl, finding ways to express herself beyond... Read More →
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Alexandra Huynh

Alexandra Huynh is an 18-year-old Vietnamese American poet from Sacramento, CA. She is a 2020 Sacramento Youth Poet Laureate, a program of Sacramento Area Youth Speaks, and is a Western Regional Ambassador and finalist for the 2021 National Youth Poet Laureate.As a second-generation... Read More →

Friday May 14, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT