Marin Poetry Center

Marin Poet Laureate Liaison

Emilie Lygren


Emilie Lygren is a poet and outdoor educator who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology-Biology from Brown University. Her first collection of poems, What We Were Born For, was published in 2021 and was selected by Young People’s Poet Laureate as the Poetry Foundation’s monthly book pick in February 2022. Emilie has also developed dozens of publications focused on nature journaling, outdoor science education, and social-emotional learning through her work at the award-winning BEETLES Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science. She lives in San Rafael, California, where she wonders about oaks and teaches poetry in local classrooms. Visit her website:

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