Grace Ruo

2021 STL Youth Poet Laureate



Born in Kiambu, Kenya in the Nairobi Metropolitan region, Grace & her family immigrated to the United States when she was six years old. As well as being a rising senior at Hazelwood West High School, Grace is a recent Brave New Voices International Youth poetry champion as a member of the UrbArts youth poetry team in St. Louis, Missouri. In September of 2020, Grace represented youth poetry slam at the National Book Award presented by the Library of Congress. Her work weaves her family stories into narrative poems of her experiences in America, often in relation to ethnicity, gender, race, & justice. Grace intends to study biology with plans of becoming a psychiatrist.



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Tel: 314-627-1603