Lily Baumgart

Lily Baumgart

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 favo¬≠rite 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.