Shangri-La Hou


Shangri-La Hou is a Chinese-American poet attending John Burroughs School in St. Louis, Missouri. Her work centers around themes of family, heritage, love, nature, and discovering how her experiences and passions inform her identity. She is a winner of the 2022 Wednesday Club of Saint Louis Junior Poetry Contest and a recipient of a Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and was published in Canary—A Literary Journal of the Environmental Crisis.





12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
State Library, Fifth Floor, Capitol View Room
National Student Poets 2023 with Louisiana Poets Laureate
with Darrell Bourque, Jacqueline Flores, Miles Hardingwood, Shangri-La Hou, Kallan McKinney, Gabriella Miranda, Mona Lisa Saloy, and moderator Hannah Jones

2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Cavalier House Books Tent
Book Signing

2023 National Student Poet, Midwest Region


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