Malachi Byrd is a rising sophomore at Princeton University. He is an alumnus of the DC Youth Slam Team, which won the 2014 Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival. Crowned the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the nation's capital, Byrd is also the self-proclaimed first Senator of Washington, DC (Vote Byrd 2032). He never shies away from his Blackness and makes that evident in his second release of poems, Which Picture Would They Use? (2015), which is currently available.