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Bearden Student Is Knoxville's New Youth Poet Laureate

Bearden Student Named Youth Poet Laureate

Virgil Voyles

A Bearden High School student has been selected  as the new Youth Poet Laurate for the City of Knoxville!

Virgil Voyles was one of three KCS students who were finalists for the position, and will focus on priorities including creating a safe place for LGBTQ+ youth to express themselves through the art of poetry.

A video of Voyles reading the original poem “Somebody Somewhere” is available here.

Congratulations, Virgil!