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Teen named Baltimore's 'Youth Poet Laureate' following competition

Eleven teens will compete Thursday night for the title of Baltimore’s appointed Youth Poet Laureate. (WBFF FILE)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Eleven teens competed Thursday night for the title of Baltimore’s appointed Youth Poet Laureate.

The Youth Poet Laureate competition, in its third year, appoints a youth between the ages of 13 and 19 to represent Baltimore on a local and national platform.

It coincides with the 'Louder Than a Bomb' literary festival and National Poetry Appreciation Month.

The winner will be responsible for “being a youth ambassador of Baltimore's art and culture community as they speak, share, and build locally and nationally,” the release states.

The recipient will receive $500, a national book deal and their photo and poems placed in the window of Enoch Pratt Library.

They will also perform on a local Enoch Pratt Library Tour.

Mayor Catherine Pugh announced Mohomed Tall as the winner of the 2017 Youth Poet Laureate for the City of Baltimore Thursday night.



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