Milwaukee Youth Poet Laureate Finals

The Milwaukee Youth Poet Laureate Finals will take place in person at the Central Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library.

Join us as some of Milwaukee’s finest young poets vie to become our city’s first Youth Poet Laureate! Emceed by Dasha Kelly Hamilton, the afternoon program will feature performances by our top three finalists, along with appearances by former Youth Poets Laureate Michaela Lacy (Prince George County, MD, 2020) and Crystal Valentine (New York City, NY, 2015). 

Judges for this year’s competition include Milwaukee Poet Laureate Mario Willis, Milwaukee Film / Cine Sin Fronteras Program Coordinator Adilene Quezada, La Revo Books Co-Founder Barbara Cerda, and poet and PhD candidate in Creative Writing at UW–Milwaukee Angela Voras-Hills.