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Anis Mojgani

Poet Laureate of Oregon, 2020-2024

Anis Mojgani was born and raised in New Orleans. He received a BFA in sequential art from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Mojgani is the author of five books of poetry, most recently In the Pockets of Small Gods (Write Bloody Publishing, 2018). He also wrote the libretto for the opera Sanctuaries (Third Angle Music, 2021), which revolves around the gentrification and displacement of North Portland and the African Diaspora. His first children’s book, Lifespans of a Rock, is forthcoming in 2024 from Chronicle Books.

Mojgani’s work has been commissioned for the Getty and the Peabody Essex Museums. In 2021, he received an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship, while serving as Oregon’s tenth poet laureate. A two-time National Poetry Slam Individual Champion and a winner of the World Cup Poetry Slam, Mojgani serves on the board of Literary Arts. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Anis Mojgani
Photo credit: Tristan Paiige
Poet Laureate Project
Laureate Project
Poet Laureate of Oregon

Poet Laureate of Oregon

In 2021, Anis Mojgani was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow.