October 1, 2022

Poetry Reading with Seattle Youth Poet Laureate

Zinnia Hansen, a graduate of Port Townsend High School and the 2021-2022 Poet Youth of Seattle winner, will read poems from her recently released book: Spikenard, Poetry NW 2022.

The collection, as Seattle Arts and Lectures describes it, “invites us to discover the sanctity of our rituals and questions how, why, and to whom we pray.” Zinnia Hansen is a poet and essayist from the Pacific Northwest, a student at the University of Washington.

She is the 2021-2022 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate and author of Spikenard, 2022, Poetry NW Editions. His work has been published in various magazines and online publications, including Rattle Magazine. She was a finalist in the New York Times Personal Storytelling Contest and was part of the Hugo House Young Poet’s Cohort.

Event date

Monday, August 15, 2022

Event time

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


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