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With ‘fire in the bones,’ Buffalo’s first poet laureate lights the way
April 25, 2021
"Jillian Hanesworth has a rare gift for words. But even now, she says she can’t fully express how it felt on Jan. 20, when 22-year-old Amanda Gorman walked onto the podium at President Biden’s inauguration and began reading her poetry in front of the world." Click to read more
We're in a store!
July 1, 2021
Jill the Poet merchandise can now be found at Black Monarchy located at 527 W Utica St, Buffalo, NY 14213! Be sure to stop in and grab yours! #BuyBlack
We made the cover!
July 8, 2021
Grab your FREE copy of The Challenger News or visit their website to check out this week's edition that introduces me as the first poet laureate of Buffalo! I am so honored in so many ways to be featured and I hop you get a chance to tune in. A huge THANK YOU to everyone that made this happen.