Class of 2019

The Class of 2019 with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew at the National Museum of the American Indian, July 17, 2019. Photo credit: Shannon Finney.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers partner to present the National Student Poets Program, the country’s highest honor for young poets (grades 10–11) presenting original work. We are thrilled to introduce the Class of 2019 National Student Poets, who were appointed at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., on July 17, 2019. You can read some of the Student Poets’ work here.

  • Christian Butterfield Southeast
  • Julie Dawkins Southwest
  • Taylor Fang West
  • Salma Mohammad Midwest
  • Alondra Uribe Northeast