2022 Youth Poet Laureate Finalists Elizabeth Shvarts & Jessica Kim

APR 11, 2022

Check out the recording of Day 1 of our Poetry Pop-Up session to hear:

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    Elizabeth & Jessica read some of their poems, and explain the inspiration behind their work

  • 2

    Their journey into poetry and their secret ingredients for what makes an excellent poem

  • 3

    Advice they have for young writers interested in creating their own poetry

Speaker Details

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Jessica Kim

2022 Youth Poet Laureate Finalist

Jessica is an 18 year old global citizen who has lived in South Korea, Singapore, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. She is the Western National Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador and the 2021-22 Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate, a program of Beyond Baroque.

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Elizabeth Shvarts

2022 Youth Poet Laureate Finalist

A performance artist, entrepreneur, and writer hailing from Staten Island, NY, Elizabeth is the 2022 NYC Youth Poet Laureate, a program sponsored by Urban Word NYC, and the 2022 YPL Northeast Regional Ambassador/National Youth Poet Laureate Finalist.