Fable the Poet (aka Marcel Price) became the Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, MI in 2017. At the time, he was GR’s first black PL. He was the first PL to not graduate from college. On top of that he was also the youngest PL in city history. Now he works with The Diatribe, mainly focusing on improving the south side and educating people about GENTRIFICATION and REDLINING. Check out The 49507 Project.
On the podcast he talked about growing up, becoming interested in writing, coming up as a public performer/speaker/storyteller, and getting into the non-profit game to change his community.
Check him (and his organization) out on the interweb:
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