The Knoxville Speaks Youth Poetry Initiative is for students in Knox County and surrounding counties grades 7-12. The students will participate in writing workshops with Knoxville Poet Laureate Rhea Carmon as well as many other amazing poets from across the nation. The program will begin as an online program meeting twice month via Zoom. Youth need to submit an already written poem as a part of their application as well as well thought out answers to the questions. We are not looking for perfection, but we are looking for beautiful stories that can educate and inspire the Greater Knoxville Community.