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Posted on: February 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Searching for Greenburgh's 1st YOUTH POET LAUREATE

Search begun for Greenburgh's first Youth Poet Laureate

Very exciting news from Sarah Bracey White, director of the Greenburgh Arts and Culture Committee. We look forward to naming a Youth Poet Laureate--another great initiative from Sarah who is one of the most innovative, creative public servants I have worked with over the years PAUL FEINER

Announcements from The Greenburgh Arts and Culture Committee

To: Greenburgh Teen Poets

Date: February 21, 2021



The Arts and Culture Committee has begun its search for Greenburgh’s first Youth Poet Laureate. The poet selected will be charged with encouraging the creation of original poetry by young people in our communities and creating/facilitating opportunities for youth to engage in poetry-related activities. If you are a poet between 16 and 20 years of age and would like to throw your hat in the ring, visit

www. for more details.



The Town of Greenburgh is launching a “Spoken Word” project for teen poets between 15 and 19 years of age. The inaugural “Spoken Word” event on April 22, 2021 will be a virtual one featuring five poets and their poems. If you live in or attend school in Greenburgh and would like to be a part of this National Poetry Month event, submit a video of yourself performing one of your poems to Poets can submit up to two videos, each of which must be no longer than five minutes long. Poems may be on any subject. Include your name, age and address with submissions.

For further information, email Sarah Bracey White, Greenburgh’s Eecutive Director of Arts and Culture, at


Sarah Bracey White
author of Primary Lessons: A Memoir
and The Wanderlust: A South Carolina Folktale

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