2023 Celebrity Judge – Gilad Jaffe

2023 Celebrity Judge – Gilad Jaffe

Gilad Jaffe is an Iowa Arts Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Originally from New York City, he holds a BA in Written Arts from Bard College where he was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize. His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in...

2023 MCYPL Judge Michelle Taransky

We are proud to announce Evan Wang as the Youth Poet Laureate for 2022 王潇/Evan Wang is a young writer and performance artist from Pennsylvania. His work is forthcoming or has been published in VIBE, Philadelphia Stories, National Poetry Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is...
2022 Celebrity Judge – Grace Cavalieri

2022 Celebrity Judge – Grace Cavalieri

Grace Cavalieri is Maryland’s Tenth Poet Laureate. She’s the author of 26 books and chapbooks of poetry. She’s had several plays, short-form and full-length, produced, most recently “Quilting The Sun,” NYC 2019. She founded, produces and hosts “The Poet and the Poem,”...