Poet Laureate; (n) po·et lau·re·at
an eminent poet traditionally appointed by a government or conferring institution an honorary representative in a particular region, expected to compose poems for special events and occasions
On February 16, 2022, Golda Solomon became the first Poet Laureate of the City of Yonkers
Poet Laureate Activities & Happenings
Waterfront views and Ella Fitzgerald’s childhood home – now Yonkers has public poetry! A poet laureate is Jazzin’ Up The Trail with walkers and bikers on the Old Croton Aqueduct trail. No other state park shows off poetry. But Yonkers first Poet Laureate, Golda Solomon, was enthused. “I want to see ALL of Yonkers shine and appreciate poetry the way I do!”
Read Golda's interview with The Rivertowns Enterprise.