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UrbArts Announces the 2021 St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate

UrbArts Announces the 2021 St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate

(ST. LOUIS Monday, January 11, 2021) — The 2021 St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate is Grace Ruo, a 17-year-old native Kenyan and Hazelwood West High School senior. UrbArts will host an induction ceremony online and in person on January 18th to commemorate the federal holiday and observed birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr at 1:00…

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Update: Former Youth Slam Champ FOUND

Update: Former Youth Slam Champ FOUND

***Update: 2:22 pm (CST)*** According to local police, Anna Pruitt made contact with her family and the missing person’s case is considered close. ***Earlier today*** Anna Pruitt, local youth poetry slam champion, has been reported missing by KMOV. A gifted poet whose wordplay and command over narrative poetry has anchored Kirkwood High School’s poetry slam…

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K-Word wins, Truth B Told takes Indies

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. — April 19, 2014 — Kirkwood High School’s poetry slam team – K-Word – wins third annual VerbQuake Grand Slam and Hazelwood West student Truth B Told captures individual championship. Poems critiquing government inaction on immigration policy to the sexual objectification of women were seared into the consciousness of over 100 audience…

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