Samuel Getachew

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Samuel Getachew is a sixteen-year-old poet and writer from Oakland. He is the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam champion, and the 2019 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate. He is a 2019 YoungArts Winner in Spoken Word, and his poetry and nonfiction have been published in The New York Times, the San Francisco Guardian, and various anthologies. He serves as the youngest member of American Eagle’s AExME Youth Council.