As the Director of Art Education for the Mural Arts Program,
Yolanda Wisher brings to her role a passion for the arts
and commitment to using creative expression as a vehicle
for building community. Born in Germantown and raised in
North Wales, Pennsylvania, Wisher received a B.A. in English/Black
Studies from Lafayette College and a M.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry
from Temple University. In 1999, she was named the first
poet laureate of Montgomery County. Her work has been published
in the anthologies Gathering Ground, The Ringing
Ear: Black Poets Lean South, and The Fence Reader.
She is a Cave Canem fellow and Leeway Foundation Art and
Change Award recipient. A radio host, musician, and former
English teacher, Wisher founded the Germantown
Poetry Festival in 2006.