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 favorite 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.