Award winning poet Ahmed ‘Knowmadic’ Ali is a Somali-born Canadian who currently resides in Treaty 6 Territory [Edmonton, Alberta]. He is a full-time poet, writer, actor, comedian, speaker and youth worker.
In the few years that he has been active, Ahmed has been able to achieve international recognition for his witty, humorous and metaphorical style of poetry.
In 2011, Ahmed became the first Somali spoken word champion at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.
Ahmed’s dedication to the arts and his community is visible through countless of collaborations with organizations of all kinds.
In 2012, he was given the RISE award for community involvement in the arts and culture and, in 2013, the Artist in Residence at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in Seattle, Washington. Ahmed was also named a “Difference Maker” by the Edmonton Journal for his contribution to poetry in Edmonton. Continue Reading