by bcole

mikey friasPoet

18 year old Mikey Frias is the first Youth Poet Laureate of Salinas, California, a city known more for producing gang members than poets. A philosopher at heart, the themes of his poetry reflect a life of abandonment, drug addicted parents and his desire to make a positive difference in the world. Chosen by a panel that included the California State Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, his poetry explodes with truth, and the magic of genius. He is currently working on the manuscript for his first book and CD of poetry which will be published in late 2014.

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