Poet Laureate of New York

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2023 Poet Laureate of New York


In 2023, Willie Perdomo was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. Perdomo will create “A New York State of Poetry,” a workshop and reading series, and the East Harlem Poetry Collective, which will offer craft workshops and coach local youth poets to facilitate workshops in their neighborhoods. He will also produce Street Poetry is My Every Day, a podcast celebrating the history of poetry in New York through interviews, poetry readings, and performances in nontraditional spaces.