Youth Poet Laureate

Timiro MohamedThe Youth Poet Laureate for the 2019-2020 term is Timiro Mohamed.

Timiro Mohamed is a 22-year-old spoken word poet, focusing her work on her experiences as a second generation Somali-Canadian. She is a poetry editor for the literary magazine The Drinking Gourd and a co-author of the poetry book Water. Mohamed has competed in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. 

She has performed at showcases, the Mosquers Film Festival, and was an opening act for performer Yasiin Bey. During her term as Youth Poet Laureate, Timiro wants to support and mentor other young Edmonton artists from a variety of backgrounds.

Mohamed is Edmonton’s fifth Youth Poet Laureate.