Being selected as the City of Tacoma Poet Laureate has led to a lot of coverage for me!

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Pass the Torch: April 22, 2021

Poet Laureates of the past present me with "Word Gifts" in celebration and recognition of my transition into my role as City of Tacoma 2021-2023 Poet Laureate. The emotional and jubilant event, planned by the phenomenal 2019-2021 Laureate Abby Murray,  concludes with a reading of works from Brief Black Candles and new poems, as well.

First Cityline Appearance: April 29, 2021

Video Blurb: On this segment of Cityline, we introduce you to Lydia K. Valentine, the 2021 – 2023 Tacoma Poet Laureate. Find out what inspired her to apply for this appointment and where you can read her work.

King 5 Evening: April 14, 2021

City of Tacoma names 2021-2023 Poet Laureate