Golda Solomon, Yonkers' first Poet Laureate & Yonkers' Mayor Mike Spano

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

Golda recites a poem at the Inauguration ceremony of Mayor Mike Spano

Watch Yonkers' Poet Laureat recite a poem at 2024 Yonkers Inauguration Day.

Watch Golda recite her poem

World Poetry Day 2023

Yonkers Poet Laureate Golda Solomon shares a special message for World Poetry Day, March 21, 2023.

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9/11 2001 a morning like no other

An original piece written for the annual Yonkers' 9/11 Memorial.

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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!”

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Former Hastings resident named Yonkers’ first poet laureate

Read Golda's interview with The Rivertowns Enterprise.

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Golda Solomon, Yonkers' first Poet Laureate & Yonkers' Mayor Mike Spano

Golda Solomon Acceptance Speech

Read Golda's speech at the ceremony to induct her as the first Poet Laureate of the City of Yonkers.

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