2017/18 Youth Poet Laureate
Lily Baumgart is Seattle’s 2017/18 Youth Poet Laureate. She has been writing ever since she could spell. Before being the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate, she was a part of the inaugural 2015/16 Jack Straw Young Writers Program, and a member of the 2016/17 YPL finalist cohort. She believes that writing is forever changing the lives of writers and readers. Her favorite part of writing is being able to teach poetry to people and learn from those she works with. For Lily, her poetry is in a constant state of growth. She has read and taught around the Seattle area, and her forthcoming book will be released in May of 2018.