May 2021: National Youth Poet Laureate

2021 National Youth Poet Laureate Virtual Ceremony May 20

Judges for this year’s National Youth Poet Laureate finals include Juan Felipe Herrera, former U.S. Poet Laureate; Nikay Parades, Senior Programs Manager, Academy of American Poets; Rob Caper, Poetry Director, Library of Congress; Dr. Yolanda Sealy-Ruiz, poet and professor at Columbia University; SJ Miller, Associate Professor of Teacher Education; and Aileen Cassinetto, San Mateo County Poet Laureate.

More information about the 2021 National Youth Poet Laureate Commencement can be found at Media requests for interviews and assets can be made to

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