This young lady is Oakland’s new Poet Laureate. This is maybe the 8th or 9th time I’ve painted a portrait for Chapter 510 and the Oakland Public Library‘s annual poet laureate program. It’s an honor to paint these rising and shining minds and an honor to be commissioned by Chapter 510.
You can read her work HERE
Update: This young poet just got her novel “Nightcrawling” featured by Oprah Winfrey!!
Dig this? Check out some of the other portraits I’ve painted:
Journalist Jamilah King