Our National Youth Poet Laureate: Salome Agbaroji!

April 28, 2023

AND THE NEW UNITED STATES YOUTH POET LAUREATE IS... SALOME AGBAROJI!

Salome began with Spoken Word poetry in 2020 through the Why I Rise competition, and it has been a joy and an honor to support her in her journey from Get Lit Player to performing for the likes of the Golden Globes, the Los Angeles Rams, the Mayor’s office, Vans, and now– the newest National Youth Poet Laureate!!

Congrats as well to all the amazing NYPL finalists whose voices were heard on the NYPL Finals stage in Maui. And a special congratulations to Get Lit Players Olivia Le and Sierra Leone Anderson, who were awarded as runners-up for the California Youth Poet Laureate title!

Here is Salome at the 2023 Classic Slam performing one of the poems she submitted for the National Youth Poet Laureate competition!

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