Allan Monga

Student Poet, Creative Young Leaders Alliance, The Aspen Institute

Allan Monga is a student poet in the Creative Young Leaders Alliance program of the Aspen Institute and 19-year-old junior at Deering High School in Portland, ME. He was born and raised in Zambia and moved to the United States in the summer of 2017. In April 2018, as the Maine finalist in the Poetry Out Loud competition, Monga successfully petitioned the courts to compete as a noncitizen in the national championships in Washington, DC. He is a middle child, with two older and two younger sisters, and his favorite subjects in school include English and physics. Monga intends to pursue a career as a commercial pilot.   

Videos/Audio of Allan Monga

The Poetry Jam Session brings together some of the nation’s leading young poets for a spirited 80-minutes of cross-... See more
Join Dan Porterfield and Kitty Boone in kicking off the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival. Featuring conversations with Jeffrey... See more