The Youth Poet Laureate title is held in the United States by a young person who demonstrates skill in the arts, particularly poetry and/or spoken word, is a strong leader, is committed to social justice, and is active in civic discourse and advocacy.
The National Youth Poet Laureate initiative was founded by Urban Word, an organization that provides free literary arts education and youth development programs.
Commencement will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2023 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Open to anyone who is between the ages of 13 and 19. Be prepared to submit five poems and a list of all your education, publications, accomplishments, notable projects, awards, honors, achievements, and professional experiences.
Fort Worth Public Library Youth Poetry Workshops
Your Library is partnering with a variety of community partners on workshops to help young writers:
The deadline for applications has passed. Best of luck to all applicants!