Book Launch: Words for the World, an Anthology of Arlington Young Poets


Join the editors and contributors for a book launch poetry reading at Washington Liberty High Auditorium for Words for the World, a youth poetry anthology edited by Holly Karapetkova, Poet Laureate of Arlington County, Virginia, and Arlington Youth Laureates and poetry ambassador Amasa Maleski, Kashvi Ramani, and Liam Mason.

Zack Powers, artistic director of The Writers Center, wrote, “These poems are moving and powerful. Prepare to be wowed.”

Poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller wrote about the book, “Here is the light that survives the darkness.”

The editors and poets will be conducting a series of readings this summer, including the book launch celebration May 24 at Washington-Liberty High School, and a reading at Arlington Library June 13.

Words for the World was one of twenty projects selected to receive a 2022 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship. The book includes writing by 38 high school students from Arlington County, including: Sean Allen, Alexander Anyse, Jaden Baer, Robert Blackwell-Curtis, Julia Carey, Nina Cherry, Isabel Corbett, Ribka Desta, Keira Distaso, Mia Dimina, Victoria Estevez, Jacqueline Fetter, Shoshana Ferguson, Grace Fettig, Sierra Hale, Sean Kalchbrenner, Mika Lynch-Lee, Amasa Maleski, Gabriela Martinez, Daisy Maxwell, Oliver Meek, Edilawit Mergia, Liam Mason, Anna Mohanty, Bridget Morris, Laura Neureiter, Julia Snell, Imani Tigney, Josefina Parry, Esme Pair, Morgan Pletcher, Kashvi Ramani, Sofia Reyes, Naima Tinsley, Tatiana Tham-Morrobel, Adrian Ulm, Cyrus Wilson, and Maral Kaycee Zorigoo.

This event is free and open to all.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at this event.

Learn more about the book here.