"I've been writing for about a year now---poetry, essays, whatever comes into my head. I draw and paint too. My work's been in four or five shows, and I sold more pieces than any other artist at the Binghampton Development Center show this fall. I don't want you to put my poems out there though; I'm not comfortable sharing them with a lot of people right now. Maybe when I'm older."
Trayvius Butler's poems and paintings were a part of the JustCity Art Show on Saturday, September 26, 2015. (Poems are intentionally blurred for this post.) He is a ninth grade student and the "resident poet" of the Carpenter Art Garden.