Culture Influencers: Matthew Boyleston

Dr. Matthew BoylestonDr. Matthew Boyleston, associate professor of English and Writing, recently served on a panel that recommended candidates for Houston Youth Poet Laureate to the Houston Mayor’s Office. This panel included the current Houston Poet Laureate, Deborah “Deep” Mouton, representatives from Inprint, Houston’s literary non-profit, and Writers in the Schools. The Houston Youth Poet Laureate is an initiative led by Writers in the Schools, the City of Houston and the Houston Public Library. Mayor Sylvester Turner chose 16 year old Rukmini Kalamangalam from Carnegie Vanguard High School from the list of candidates recommended by the panel.