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Q & A with Grace Ruo

Q & A with Grace Ruo

A few weeks back, we sent the new St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate a few questions to answer about her laureateship. Grace replied with the thoughtful answers below. It was so telling that I wanted to share them more broadly. What does being the 2021 Saint Louis Youth Poet Laureate mean to you? Being the…

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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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