Meet Chicago Youth Poet Laureate E’mon Lauren

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E'mon Lauren and Justin Kaufmann

Chicago Youth Poet Laureate E’mon Lauren joins Justin to talk about what it means to be the Chicago Youth Poet Laureate, when she was first introduced to poetry, when she decided to follow this path, the personal nature of her work, how she uses poetry to deal with serious issues in her life, where the emotion in her poetry comes from, learning to be a performer, the influence that Young Chicago Authors had on her life, continuing to look for motivation, her forthcoming book, “Commando” and being an ambassador for Chicago.

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