All Pittsburghers are Poets


All Pittsburghers are Poets is a new program of City of Asylum that will designate Poet Laureates in several categories, including the first-ever Official Poet Laureate of Allegheny County. We will soon be accepting applications for the following awards:

  • Youth Poet Laureate
  • Emerging Poet Laureate
  • American Sign Language Poet Laureate
  • Official Poet Laureate of Allegheny County

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.

To get updates about this program, email

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).

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