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California teen poet with Utah roots herald for her 'unique' background

The OC Weekly recently reported on Hueston, who was recently named as one of the five National Student Poets for 2017, which is “the nation's highest honor for youth poets.”
The OC Weekly recently reported on Hueston, who was recently named as one of the five National Student Poets for 2017, which is “the nation's highest honor for youth poets.”
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Kinsale Hueston is a nationally recognized poet with Utah roots.

The OC Weekly recently featured Hueston, who was recently named as one of the five National Student Poets for 2017, which is “the nation's highest honor for youth poets.”

But Hueston has a “unique” background, according to The OC Weekly.

Now a resident of Coronda del Mar, the 17-year-old’s mother actually grew up on a Navajo reservation in the Beehive State.

Her father, meanwhile, was one of the lead prosecutors when the federal government battled Enron in court.

As The OC Weekly reported, Hueston’s mother, Mabelle Hueston, grew up on Navajo land between the Utah and Arizona borders.

Kinsale Hueston will often focus her poems on issues surrounding the Navajo Nation.

Read more at The OC Weekly.