Lily Baumgart

Lily Baumgart

2017/18 Youth Poet Laureate

Lily Baumgart is Seattle’s 2017/18 Youth Poet Laureate. They have been writing ever since they could spell. Before being the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate, they were a part of the inaugural 2015/16 Jack Straw Young Writers Program, and a member of the 2016/17 YPL finalist cohort. They believe that writing is forever changing the lives of writers and readers. Their favo¬≠rite part of writing is being able to teach poetry to people and learn from those they work with. For Lily, poetry is in a constant state of growth. They have read and taught around the Seattle area, and their forthcoming book will be released in May of 2018 by Penmanship Press.