Anis Mojgani

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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 The Tigers, They Let Me (Write Bloody, 2023). 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. He is also the author of the children’s book Lifespans of a Rock (Neal Porter Books / Holiday House, 2024).

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.