Andru Defeye

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Poet Laureate of Sacramento, California, 2020-2022

Andru Defeye is a poet, writer, community organizer, and musician.

In 2021, Defeye was listed by Sacramento Magazine as one of the city’s one hundred business leaders, and was nominated to receive an honorary doctorate from California State University, Sacramento

Defeye served as the director of communications for Sol Collective from 2009 to 2020, and is the founder of Zero Forbidden Goals, a support system for creatives dedicated to innovating arts equity, experiences, and education. In 2020, Defeye was named the youngest poet laureate of Sacramento, and in 2022, Defeye received an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship.