Marcel Price, otherwise known as Fable The Poet, in 2016-2019 became the first Poet Laureate of color, the first under 40 years old, and the first without a college degree. However, this is not where his story begins…

His home life growing up was rooted in substance, mental, and physical abuse as well as sexual abuse from his stepfather for much of his childhood. He was diagnosed with anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression at the age of fourteen.