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Nation's New Youth Poet Laureate On The Power Of Poetry: 'I'm Able To Process Darker Emotions'

Alexandra Huynh. (Courtesy of Urban Word/National Youth Poet Laureate Program)
Alexandra Huynh. (Courtesy of Urban Word/National Youth Poet Laureate Program)

Alexandra Huynh of Sacramento, California is the nation’s new youth poet laureate. The 18-year-old’s appointment was announced Thursday night in a virtual ceremony hosted by Urban Word and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Here & Now learned more about the four laureate finalists on Thursday, and now has more about Huynh and her future plans.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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