City of Asylum Youth Poet Laureate of Allegheny County

Hallie Dong is the 2023-24 Pittsburgh Youth Poet Laureate. Through writing, she explores the intersections of emotional health, culture, and youth civic engagement. Her work has been recognized by Princeton University, Anaphora Arts, the UPenn Kelly Writers House, Kenyon College, and JUST POETRY as a national winner, among others. When she’s not spontaneously writing poetry on bus rides, you can find her consuming her bodyweight in blueberries, running competitively, or thinking about rain.

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