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


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


“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.”


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

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.


“Menlo Park Library kicks off virtual events with Mental Health Open Mic on May 1,” InMenlo (April 2020)

“Hear San Mateo Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto reading Love in the Time of COVID-19,” City of San Mateo (April 2020)

“One of the most thoughtful gifts we can give is the gift of words,” San Mateo County Health Foundation (April 2020)

“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…” SF 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)

“State of the Art #1: Aileen Cassinetto” The Nonconformist Literary Magazine (November 2019)

“Pen Voice Episode No. 430: Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, 2019-2020,” Peninsula TV (October 2019) (Vimeo / YouTube)

“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) img_3762

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


“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)

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


“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)