Cassidy Martin, 2016 Nashville Youth Poet Laureate will release her first book, Green at Parnassus Books.
Cassidy Martin was born in Kentucky, but her home is Nashville, Tennesse. She has been writing since early middle school and has had her nose stuck in a book all her life. She is a junior at Nashville Big Picture High School and presently works at the Nashville Public Library in Madison. Her work has been celebrated for boldly lending a voice to some of the toughest challenges young people face.
The evening will also feature Maya Eachwaran. Maya, age 17, is a student from Alpharetta, GA. As a first generation Indian American, Maya writes a lot about foreigners and the foreigner mentality, often incorporating personal experiences dealing with assimilation in the modern age. An avid writer and musician, Maya also combines her love for poetry and music, frequently experimenting with rhythm and syncopation in her poems.