Alameda County's youth poet laureate gives marginalized groups a voice

Alameda County has a new youth poet laureate.

Brian Guan of Dublin was chosen out of a group of 51 other applicants, ages 13 to 18. 

This accomplished high school senior also publishes a literary magazine for young people and works with the city of Dublin Mayor's Council.

In an interview Wednesday with KTVU, he talked about his message.

"I really prioritize representing marginalized groups," he said. "And giving other people a voice as well."

Brian, and vice poet-laureate, Sunwoo (Sunny) Eom of Albany, will serve as ambassadors to inspire civic engagement, cultural awareness, and literary excellence.


2 East Bay teens chosen as Alameda County poet laureates

Brian Guan of Dublin is the youth poet laureate of Alameda County and Sunwoo (Sunny) Eom of Albany is the county's youth poet vice-laureate.