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HomeIn the PressMFA Student and Next Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola Speaks to WBUR

MFA Student and Next Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola Speaks to WBUR

Porsha Olayiwola

Writing, Literature and Publishing MFA student Porsha Olayiwola was named Boston’s newest Poet Laureate and will begin the post on January 1. Olayiwola is the artistic director at MassLEAP, a literary non-profit organization serving youth artists, and is the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion.

The current poet is Danielle Legros Georges ’86, LHD ’16, and the first Poet Laureate was former Emerson professor Sam Cornish.

Read the WBUR article here.