Janice Lobo Sapigao 

Lately, two topics seem to be on the mind of Santa Clara County's latest poet laureate, Janice Lobo Sapigao: death and childhood. Though "beginning" and "end" might seem polar opposites, they're closer than we often give them credit for.

"I just want people to know that there's still meaning in all of it, so I hope my work captures that." _ Janice Lobo Sapigao

In our conversation, Janice shares how her writing moved to from her diary to the stage, her inspiration, and the road to becoming a poet laureate.

One of the projects that she is working on during her term is to create a Santa Clara County Youth Poet Laureate Program with at Kick-off Facebook live stream Friday, December 4, 5p-7p, https://facebook.com/SCCLD/

Written by Johanna Hickle @Johanna_Hickle

Photography by Daniel Garcia @theCultivator

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