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