ONLINE! Youth Poets Read Their Works
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Santa Fe's First Youth Poet Laureate Hannah Laga-Abram, graduated from the Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2019 and attends Middlebury College. She has been in love with words and their beautiful, wild power for as long as she can remember. She has served as the head of many climate crisis activist groups including Co-President and cofounder of the Student Advocacy Union (a group of students from high schools across Santa Fe who work to bring awareness and change around social and climate justice issues within the community and legislature.) Her work has been honored in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Keys, 1st and 2nd place in Pasatiempo writing contest. Her poetry has been featured in The Rattler, Cadmium Yellow Press, Orrisroot Mag, and more.
Pasatiempo's 2019 Writing Contest Teen Poetry winners Adrienne Rugg (17) and Hailey Thompson (13)
Adrienne is a senior in Theatre at NMSA. She is proud to be pursuing the Creative Writing minor at New Mexico School for the Arts as well. She has been in several shows both in and out of school and is especially experienced in Shakespeare. She loves acting and writing, and has also realized a passion for technical theatre and design. She has always loved writing, especially poetry, but in her training at this school, she has developed her love for many more forms of writing, including playwriting, where her two favorite art forms collide.
Hailey is an 8th grader at Santa Fe Girls' School. She is an active student trainer and Youth Board Member and officer of Assistance Dogs of the West, as well as the co-founder/Inaugural Junior Youth Ski Instructor for the Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico. She participates in youth theater at Pandemonium Productions and this is her second placement in the Pasatiempo Writing Contest (2018 & 2019.)
Ohkay Owingeh, Hopi, and Navajo poet Joycelyn Shroulote is an 8th grader and a member of Tewa Women United's A’Gin Youth Council.
Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay was the first Nashville Youth Poet Laureate and the 2016 Poet Ambassador for the Southeast. She has been published in Nashville Arts Magazine, The Tennessean, Chapter 16, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Shanghai Literary Review, Atlas and Alice, The Felt, Indian Lit, and Poetry Society of America. Her first book was "this is our war" was released in 2016. Her second book "everything is always leaving" was released in Kolkata, India in 2019. Her poetry album ‘i don’t know anyone here’ has been published and released in Nashville, TN.
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