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Photo Flash: BP Markowitz Welcomes NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ashley August to Borough Hall

On Wednesday, February 6, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz welcomed New York City's new Youth Poet Laureate, Ashley August, to Borough Hall. Scroll below for a photo!

Ashley, a native of East Flatbush, is the second consecutive Youth Poet Laureate from Brooklyn, replacing fellow Brooklynite Ishmael Islam. Ashley was joined by Michael Cirelli, executive director of Urban Word NYC-which oversees the Youth Poet Laureate program along with the New York City Campaign Finance Board-and Onida Coward-Mayers, executive director of the New York City Voter Assistance Commission.

Photo Credit: Kathryn Kirk

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Photo Flash: BP Markowitz Welcomes NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ashley August to Borough Hall
Michael Cirelli, executive director, Urban Word NYC; Ashley August; BP Markowitz; Onida Coward-Mayers, executive director, New York City Voter Assistance Commission

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