Poets Laureate of Altadena, CA

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2023 Poets Laureate of Altadena, CA


In 2023, Peter J. Harris and Carla Rachel Sameth were named Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellows. Harris’s and Sameth’s project, “Ode to the Land,” will pair senior citizens and high school students for poetry workshops and create a public poetry reading series focused on place, home, and odes to iconic natural and cultural settings in Altadena, CA, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The workshops will feature guest poets and performing artists who have expertise in presenting the ode as well as other lyric and narrative forms of praise poetry.