Sacramento poet Alexandra Huynh named National Youth Poet Laureate

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“Alexandra Huynh, 18, is a second-generation Vietnamese American from Sacramento who sees poetry both as a means to self-expression and social justice. Her appointment to a one-year term was announced Thursday during a virtual ceremony presented by the Kennedy Center and by the literary arts and development organization Urban Word, which established the national youth laureate program in 2017. In her new position, she will visit with students and hold workshops around the country. She counts among her goals passing on her own experiences to others.”

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