Ahmed "Knowmadic" Ali is a multi-award winning Somali-born spoken word poet, entertainer, educator and serves as Edmonton's current Poet Laureate. He is known to engage social issues in a humorous, but compelling perspective. In 2011, Ahmed Ali was part of the triumphant team that won the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word championship. He is the co founder and current artistic director of the Breath In Poetry Collective. Ahmed has served and continues to serve on numerous boards in the community like Quarters Arts, The Somali Canadian and Women & Children's Association and the Edmonton Arts council. You can follow Ahmed's journey and support him by engaging with his social media accounts. His handle for all social platforms is @Aknowmadic.