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
9/11 2001 a morning like no other
An original piece written for the annual Yonkers' 9/11 Memorial.
Poetry Jazzin’ Up The Trail In Yonkers
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!”
Former Hastings resident named Yonkers’ first poet laureate
Read Golda's interview with The Rivertowns Enterprise.
Golda Solomon Acceptance Speech
Read Golda's speech at the ceremony to induct her as the first Poet Laureate of the City of Yonkers.