Agronomist Margarita Engle is the first Cuban-American to be named Young People’s Poet Laureate

Agronomist Margarita Engle is the first Cuban-American to be named Young People’s Poet Laureate

Margarita Engle is a lot of things: A Cuban-American. An agronomist. A memoirist. A verse-novelist. A poet. And as of last week, America’s new Young People’s Poet Laureate. The Poetry Foundation announced that she will officially accept the $25,000 laureate position on June 12th at a ceremony in Chicago. She will take over the position from Jacqueline Woodson, whose two-year...

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