2023 St. Louis Poet Laureate
Hobie served as the Co-Youth Poet Laureate with Lauren Barton in 2022.
St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate
CALLING ALL POETS, SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS, EMCEES AND WRITERS
WIN A CHANCE TO REPRESENT SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI AS THE NEXT YOUTH POET LAUREATE OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
.Applicants must be current residents of Saint Louis City or Saint Louis County, and between the ages of 13-17 years old or a rising senior in high school.
Application must include the following:
A PORTFOLIO of 3 original poems / raps / performances (and / or YouTube Links to your poems)
A RESUME that has your name, address, phone # and email, AS WELL AS details
- all of your accomplishments,
- community service,
- after school programs,
- volunteer experiences and
•An online form is available.
Deadline and Term
Applications are open January 17, 2023 through Feb 28th.
Finalists will participate in a poetry reading on March 5th at UrbArts Gallery. They’ll also be admitted into the Urbstetiks Youth Poet-in-Residence program.
The next youth poet laureate will participate in poetry week programs April 2nd – April 8th.
The term for 2023/24 STL YPL is May 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024.