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All Pittsburghers Are Poets

Poet Laureate Program

All Pittsburghers are Poets is a program of City of Asylum that is establishing Poets Laureate positions for Allegheny County. Four titles were awarded to local poets in the program’s inaugural year.


All Pittsburghers are Poets will celebrate poets of all ages and abilities through readings by the Laureates and finalists in diverse venues throughout the county.

We are excited to continue making Pittsburgh a home for poetry! 


Image from the Poet Laureate Celebration on September 2, 2019 at Alphabet City.
Laureates pictured left to right: Paisley Rekdal, Molly Fisk, Raquel Salas Rivera, and Kim Shuck.

City of Asylum is grateful for support from the following partners:

This project received a RADical ImPAct Grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD).
Urban Word is the primary partner for the Youth Poet Laureate of Allegheny County, an official member of the National Youth Poet Laureate Network, led by Urban Word.

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