Youth Poet Laureate of Allegheny County, 2020-2021
Vincent Folkes is a 19-year-old creative, entrepreneur, and college sophomore studying Business at the Community College of Allegheny County. He began writing songs and later transitioned into writing poetry, creating beats, mixing, and mastering music. He is a member of his school’s Black Student Union. He has participated in and facilitated anti-racist trainings as well as given presentations about prejudice versus racism and oppression in the Black community.
Read Vincent’s poem “The People.“