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Talena Lachelle Queen in addition to being Poet Laureate of Paterson, New Jersey, since 2018, is founder and Executive Director of the Paterson Poetry Festival now in its fifth year. She is also founder and president of Word Seed, Inc. a team of literary artists who organize community outreach programs. Her publications include  a forthcoming poetry collection How Do I Tell Them (Poets Wear Prada), Soup Can Magazine, the LitFuse Anthology, and When Women Speak (Edt. Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal). A sought after artist, Queen has performed at many places including the NJ Governor’s Mansion, Hoboken Historical Museum and NYCMT presents Hip Hop Cypher.

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Talena Lachelle Queen, a writer with Purpose!

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There are few things that I love more than words. I've made words my business. Through expressing, teaching and celebrating the word, I have been able to bring about insurmountable joy for myself and those that I have had the pleasure to work with. Since you are here at my internet home, I invite you to read more about my literary art, community programs and speaking engagements. When you see something that you might want to be a part of, contact me.

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Talena Lachelle Queen

Poet Laureate | Paterson, NJ

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