The City of Edmonton and the City of Edmonton Youth Council have named Sophie Kim as Edmonton’s Youth Poet Laureate.
Kim will promote youth civic engagement by elevating the voices of other youth in Edmonton through poetry. She will perform original works at City Council, city events and create a community poetry project.
In 2015, Edmonton became only the second city in Canada to have a Youth Poet Laureate. The position is a joint collaboration between the Edmonton Poetry Festival, City of Edmonton Youth Council and the City of Edmonton.