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Getting to Know Houston’s New Youth Poet Laureate

Fareena Arefeen’s immigrant experience fuels her creativity.

Fareena Arefeen
Fareena Arefeen, a junior at Houston’s HSPVA, was named Houston’s second Youth Poet Laureate by the literary non-profit, Writers in the Schools.

Hear News 88.7’s Amy Bishop chat with the 16-year-old Bengali-American, whose immigrant experience has played an instrumental role in her poetic inspiration – and how she plans to bring poetry to the least expected places. Click the audio play button above to listen. You can listen to one of her poems by clicking the play button below: 

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