Posted on June 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Until this year, many Americans probably weren’t aware that there was a national youth poet laureate.

But then inaugural poet Amanda Gorman — the first to hold the youth post — blazed onto the scene and paved the way for the newest youth poet laureate, Alexandra Huynh, to receive national attention.

Huynh is an eighteen-year-old from Sacramento who will attend Stanford University this fall.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Huynh — daughter of Vietnamese-American immigrants — expressed gratitude that she grew up in a perhaps lesser-known and -celebrated city, because of its diversity.

That, she says, has immensely influenced her poetry, which she sees as a way to pay homage to the positive forces in her life.

You can read more about Huynh in the LA Times.

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