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Houston Youth Poet Laureate

Meet the Houston Youth Poet Laureate


Ariana Lee

Ariana Lee is the 2022-2023 Houston Youth Poet Laureate and a two-time member of Meta-Four Houston, the city’s official youth slam poetry team ranked #1 in the world at Brave New Voices 2023. She has performed her original work in venues across Houston, from the Blue Triangle Community Center to The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and beyond the city in historic venues such as Herbst Theater in San Francisco, California and The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, Texas. She believes in poetry’s ability to transform lives and empower people.

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