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“HMB plans to make Thursdays a Main event,” Half Moon Bay Review (June 23, 2021)

“Poets add voices to Clarion Alley murals’ social justice stories,” San Francisco Chronicle (June 22, 2021)

“23 poets laureate, including San Mateo County woman, receive grants of up to $50,000,” San Mateo Daily Journal (June 3, 2021)

“23 writers nationwide will serve as Poets Laureate Fellows,” Associated Press (June 3, 2021)

“The Academy of American Poets Awards $1.1 Million to 23 Poets Laureate Across the Country,” poets.org (June 3, 2021)

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“Breaking the Cycle Against Hate,” Midpen Media (May 2021)

“Share your RCPL story,” Redwood City Public Library (April 28, 2021)

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“Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto: ‘This is the book that ultimately decolonized me’,” San Mateo County Libraries (March 30, 2021)

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“Half Moon Bay students pen inaugural poems, County publishes collection of work,” Half Moon Bay Review (March 10, 2021)

“Filipinas share their views, experiences as migrant women writers,” The FilAm (March 13, 2021)

“Filipina writers’ online panel marks Int’l Women’s Day,” Philippine Inquirer (March 10, 2021)

“FILIPINO AND FIL-AM WOMEN WRITERS IN THE UNITED STATES SHARE THEIR JOURNEYS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021,” Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. Press Release (March 9, 2021) 

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“Words Changing Worlds: Activist Poetry Inspires Purpose and Unity in our Common Struggles,” Skyline Shines (March 5, 2021)

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Statements from the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County, Filoli, and Burlingame Library in support of the AAPI community:

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“The Next Gen,” Cultural Weekly (January 20, 2021)

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“Filoli Historic House and Garden Announces Winter Haiku Contest,” Filoli News (January 14, 2021)

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“City Launches Youth Poet Laureate Program, First Of Its Kind In San Mateo County,” SF Gate (January 15, 2021)

“San Mateo County’s poet laureate Aileen Cassinetto said Daly City’s youth program “amplifies the role of youth in the community and the power of the literary arts in inspiring civic engagement.”

“I see the Youth Poet Laureate as the city’s literary ambassador, creating necessary spaces so that the voices of other young people can be heard,” Cassinetto said in a statement. “I see this role as giving shape to our young people’s hopes, fears, perspectives, sense of purpose, and sense of community.”

Cassinetto is one of the newest members of the board of the Daly City Public Library Associates (DCPLA), a “Friends of the Library” group that supports the library with fundraising.”

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“Poetry Corner Excites Audience to ‘Re-enVISION Our Future Together,’” Skyline Shines (November 20, 2020)

“Skyline College Poetry Corner Presents ‘2020: Re-EnVISIONing Our Future Together’ On November 6,” Patch (November 1, 2020)

“Fil-Ams Among The Remarkable And Famous, Part 9,” Positively Filipino (September 30, 2020)

“Letters to the Editor: Haint Blue (A Juneteenth Poem) by Aileen Cassinetto,” SF Chronicle (June 19, 2020)

“Writer finds poetic justice now,” Half Moon Bay Review (June 2020)
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This image is part of Taiji Terasaki’s “COVID Heroesphotographic weavings series, an extension of the artist’s existing collaboration with the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles and the exhibition, “TRANSCENDIENTS: Heroes at Borders.

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“Menlo Park Library kicks off virtual events with Mental Health Open Mic on May 1,” InMenlo (April 2020)
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“Hear San Mateo Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto reading Love in the Time of COVID-19,” City of San Mateo (April 2020)
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“One of the most thoughtful gifts we can give is the gift of words,” San Mateo County Health Foundation (April 2020)
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“Waterfalls of wisteria for your #MuseumMomentofZen today! San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto has (curated) a community poem in honor of healthcare workers and other frontliners…” Filoli (April 2020)
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“Very special thanks to Aileen Cassinetto, the Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, for visiting with our first grade students yesterday!” Woodland School (April 2020)
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“San Mateo County poet laureate (curates) community poem for COVID-19 frontline workers,” Climate Magazine (April 2020)

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“Aileen Cassinetto, the poet laureate of San Mateo County, curated a community poem to honor those on the front lines…” San Francisco Chronicle (April 2020)

“Fil-Am publishing house releases short story and poetry collections,” Philippine Inquirer (April 2020)

“Embrace Social Progress, Slocum Says,” The Daily Journal (January 2020)

“Aileen Cassinetto // The Cagibi Express Interview,” Cagibi (December 2019)
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“State of the Art #1: Aileen Cassinetto” The Nonconformist Literary Magazine (November 2019)
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“Pen Voice Episode No. 430: Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, 2019-2020,” Peninsula TV (October 2019) (Vimeo / YouTube)
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“Interview with Fil-am poet laureate,” Philippine Inquirer (October 2019)

“Open Mic Afternoons with San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto,” Everything South City (August 2019)

“San Mateo County Poet Laureate talks about Mental Illness,” InMenlo (May 2019)

“Aileen Cassinetto on Asian Pacific America,” NBC Bay Area (May 2019)

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“Aileen Cassinetto is the poet laureate of San Mateo County, the first Asian American to hold that position…” Rafu Shimpo  (April 2019)

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“Powerful poem by County inmate highlights poetry proclamation,” Climate Magazine (April 2019)

“Poet Laureate visits Half Moon Bay,” Half Moon Bay Review (April 2019)

“Episode 11: Aileen Cassinetto and Ivy Alvarez,” YourArtsyGirl Podcast (April 2019)

“WOW! Women on Writing Event Inspires the Campus Community,” Skyline Shines (March 7, 2019)

“Well-versed: Meet the Poet Laureate of San Mateo County,” The Six Fifty (March 2019)

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“A Day in the Life of a Poet Laureate,” Positively Filipino (January 2019)

“San Mateo Resident Named Region’s Poet Laureate,” Bay Meadows (October 2018)

“Supes Appoint New County Poet Laureate,” SFGate  (October 2018)

“San Mateo Supes appoint new county poet laureate,” Nichi Bei (October 2018)

“San Mateo County Appoints Aileen Cassinetto as Next San Mateo County Poet Laureate,” San Mateo County Libraries (October 2018)