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