2022 Youth Poet Laureate Finalists Alyssa Gaines & Isabella Ramirez

APR 13, 2022

Check out the recording of Day 2 of our Poetry Pop-Up session to hear:

  • 1

    Alyssa & Isabella read some of their poems, and explain the inspiration behind their work

  • 2

    Their journey into poetry and their process for developing a poem

  • 3

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

Speaker Details


Isabella Ramirez

2022 Youth Poet Laureate Finalist

Isabella Ramírez is a queer, Latinx poet and spoken word artist from Lake Worth, Florida. She is the 2022 National Youth Poet Laureate South Regional Ambassador, a program of Urban Word NYC, and the Jason Taylor Foundation’s 2021 South Florida Youth Poet Laureate.


Alyssa Gaines

2022 Youth Poet Laureate Finalist

Alyssa Gaines, the Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of Indianapolis, a program sponsored by Voices Corp, and current Midwest Regional Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador and National Youth Poet Laureate Finalist is an 18 year old poet and writer from the eastside of Indianapolis.