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U.S. Youth Poets Laureate Selected

By Harriet Staff

And the results are in!

See this, from The Seattle Times:

Outstanding high school poets are being honored with a new award at the National Book Festival in Washington and will serve as literary ambassadors to the nation.

On Sunday, officials will honor the first five teen literary ambassadors. They are: Luisa Banchoff of Arlington, Va., Miles Hewitt of Vancouver, Wash., Claire Lee of New York City, Natalie Richardson of Oak Park, Ill., and Lylla Younes of Alexandria, La.

Each wins $5,000 and will present readings and workshops at libraries, museums and schools. They will also complete service projects to build awareness about creative writing.

Full article here. More on this program here.

Posted in Poetry News on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 by Harriet Staff.