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Youth Poet Laureates receive a book deal from Independent-publisher powerhouse Penmanship Books to release their first collection of poetry with distribution provided by Small Press Distribution.

Sycthe by Carson Borbely

Scythe

by Carson Borbely
Ann Arbor Youth Poet Laureate, No. 1
Available from Penmanship Books

Nashville Youth Poet Laureate Series, No. 1 by Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay

This is Our War

by Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay
Nashville Youth Poet Laureate, No. 1
Available from Penmanship Books

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Not Everything
Is a Eulogy

by Crystal Valentine
New York City Youth Poet Laureate, No. 6
Available from Penmanship Books

Don’t Drown Her in the Baptism

by Ramya Ramana
Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate Series, No. 5
Available from Penmanship Books, $15

Manual

by Justin Long Moton
Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate Series, No. 2
Available from Penmanship Books, $10

Clutter by Julia Horwitz

Clutter

by Julia Horowitz
Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate Series, No. 2
Available from Penmanship Books

Crowning Too Early

by Malachi “MalPractice” Byrd
Washington DC Youth Poet Laureate Series No. 1
Available from Penmanship Books

Branches

by Rhiannon McGavin
Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate Series No. 3
Available from Penmanship Books

Blood Melody

by Angel Gardner
Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Series No. 2
Available from Penmanship Books

Just My Thoughts by Dayana Lee

Just My Thoughts

by Dayana Lee
Hampton Roads Youth Poet Laureate, No. 2
Available from Penmanship Books

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Black Boy: Archaeologist

by Derick Ebert
Baltimore Youth Poet Laureate, No. 1
Available from Penmanship Books

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Licorice

by Ashley August
New York City Youth Poet Laureate, No. 4
Available from Penmanship Books

Clutch

by Zora Howard
New York City Youth Poet Laureate Series, No. 1
Available from Penmanship Books

Meet at Greene

by Ishmael “Ish” Islam
Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate Series, No. 3
Available from Penmanship Books

The One For Whom Food
Is Not Enough

by Amanda Gorman
Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate, No. 1
Available from Penmanship Books

Cellophane Girl

by Jolie Gilbert
Baton Rouge Youth Poet Laureate Series No. 1
Available from Penmanship Books

Outweigh The Gravity

by Leija Farr
Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Series No. 1
Available from Penmanship Books

How To Become A Lightning Storm

by Toluwanmi Obiwole
Denver Youth Poet Laureate Series No. 1
Available from Penmanship Books

Poems

Boys Don’t Cry

by Kenneth Bucker
Atlanta Youth Poet Laureate

Archeologist

by Derick Ebert
Baltimore Youth Poet Laureate

Church Dresses

by Hannah Sawyerr
Baltimore Youth Poet Laureate

According to my Upbringing

by Toluwanimi Obiwole
Denver Youth Poet Laureate

Broken Bell Jars

by Julia Horwitz
Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate

The City that Never Stops Giving

by Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay
Nashville Youth Poet Laureate

Chicklit

by Rhiannon McGavin
Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate

Black Girls Do It Best

by Bisa Adero
St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate

Storm Chasing

by Kian Brown
Jacksonville Youth Poet Laureate

If Gentrification Was a Broom Then…

by Crystal Valentine
New York City Youth Poet Laureate

Back Left-Molar

by Nkosi Nkululeko
New York City Youth Poet Laureate

Lady in the Curtains: Hallucination in the Jewish Square of Poland

by Raven Bland
Norfolk Youth Poet Laureate

A Tongue Borrowed From Lucifer

by Rhea Brown-Bright
Oklahoma Youth Poet Laureate

drowning

by Alexis Cannard
Portland Youth Poet Laureate

The Negro Woman

by Sekai Edwards
Portland Youth Poet Laureate

Child Be Lost

by Dayana Lee
Hampton Roads Youth Poet Laureate

Sunset Kid

by Samantha Jackson
Prince Georges County Youth Poet Laureate

The City that Bombed the Blacks

by Ogechi Ofodu
Atlanta Youth Poet Laureate

Untitled

by Dominique Holder
Prince George County Youth Poet Laureate

Vulnerable

by Angel Gardner
Seattle Youth Poet Laureate

For Black Boys

by Leija Farr
Seattle Youth Poet Laureate

I Am a Poet

by Juanita Castro
South Florida Youth Poet Laureate

Can’t Have Nothing

by Malachi Byrd
Washington DC Youth Poet Laureate

Self Portrait as Hurricane Season

by Fareena Arefeen
Houston Youth Poet Laureate

Puddle Jumping

by Kenneth Carroll II
Washington DC Youth Poet Laureate

the longest, wickedest street in america

by Alya Sullivan
Denver Youth Poet Laureate

Cops and Robbers

by Donnovan Pollock
Hampton Roads Youth Poet Laureate

 

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