Poet Laureate of Cincinnati, OH

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2023 Poet Laureate of Cincinnati, OH


In 2023, Yalie Saweda Kamara was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. Kamara will launch “Keep the Lights On,” an installation of a series of polyvocal, community-generated poems aimed at  democratizing art through free poetry workshops and outdoor display. These poems will be projected onto select building walls throughout Cincinnati and illustrated by local artists.