Contributing Poet Named Berkeley Poet Laureate

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We’re proud to share the news that contributing poet Raphael Jesús González has been selected as the first Poet Laureate of Berkeley, CA. Congratulations, Raphael!

“I will not wear my laurels lightly
in honor of the belovèd city
to praise when it serves justice,
to protest when it does not.”

You can read Raphael’s acceptance poem in its entirety, in both Spanish and English, on his blog.