Clark County Poet Laureate

Clark County Poet Laureate Sin á Tes Souhaits.
sin-a-tes-photoThe Poet Laureate program is subsidized by Clark County Public Art Fund and managed by the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center.

Sin á Tes Souhaits will represent Clark County. The mission of the program is to promote poetry as an art form and as a means of engaging the community. Services include but are not limited to the following: Sin á Tes Souhaits will present monthly poetry readings, reading own works at local and national venues. Poet Laureate Sin á Tes Souhaits will work with CCTV to schedule poets for the monthly poet segment recordings. Sin á Tes Souhaits primary focus will be on youth programming,

Sin á Tes Souhaits is a Black poet, cultural critic, and multi-media artist from East Las Vegas. He received his MFA in 2019 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where his manuscript, Literal Dope, won the university prize for Outstanding Master’s Thesis. His work explores concepts of Blackness and masculinity at the intersection of hip-hop and gang culture. He was the recipient of an Art for Justice Fellowship from the UA Poetry Center, and a Donald Barlow Fellowship from the Black Mountain Institute. His writing has been featured in the Sun, Believer, Gen Magazine, the Rumpus, Desert Companion, and others. 
In addition to his own writing, Sin is also the director of ACI Creative, a media consulting firm currently representing McSweeney’s Of the Diaspora series and Yale Press’ Black Lives series, both in collaboration with Kima Jones and Jack Jones Literary Arts.