Ariana Lee (she/her/她)

Ariana is a current senior in high school from Houston, Texas. She serves as the 7th Houston Youth Poet Laureate and is a member of Meta-Four Houston, the city’s official youth slam poetry team coached by poet Blacqwildflowr and Houston Poet Laureate Outspoken Bean. She has been recognized by the National YoungArts Foundation and is an alum of The Adroit Journal and Kenyon Review young writers programs.

Performance Experience – Highlights

State of the Arts in Education Symposium @ Asia Society Texas Center

With Arts Connect Houston

October 2022

Five Years After Landfall Community Event (remembering Hurricane Harvey) @ Climate Justice Museum

With One Breath and Air Alliance Houston

August 2022

Skylawn Poetry Slam @ POST Houston

With the Meta-Four Houston team

July 2022

Black is Primary Festival @ POST Houston

With Rudy Francisco

June 2022

Grand Slam @ The Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston

With America’s Got Talent winner Brandon Leake

June 2022