Hampshire alum is Brooklyn Public Library’s first ever poet-in-residence!

The Harold F. Johnson Library welcomed Cyree Jarelle Johnson 07F as part of a panel on “Hampshire Graduates as Librarians” back in March of 2016.   When Cyree was a student at Hampshire, he worked at the InfoBar shelving books and helping patrons.  Johnson graduated from Hampshire College in 2011 and went on to graduate school for archival studies at Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics.  Then he was accepted into the MFA program for Creative Writing at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Johnson found his voice as a poet, and we were so excited to learn that he was just appointed the Brooklyn Public Library’s first ever poet-in-residence.  See the announcement below for more details.  We love to celebrate all of our librarian alums; if you’re out there reading this, please let us know what you’re up to!

Cyree Jarelle Johnson appointed first poet-in-residence at the Booklyn Public Library

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