The Candy Palmater Show

Edmonton youth poet laureate shares the story of how poetry saved her life

After Nasra Adem was named the Edmonton Youth Poet Laureate, she’s been on a mission to get more poetry into high schools.
After poetry has radically changed her life, Nasra Adem is trying to get more poetry into high schools. (Photo courtesy of Nasra Adem)
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Nasra Adem's life was spiraling out of control before she discovered an outlet that saved her life—poetry. Since then, she's been named the Edmonton Youth Poet Laureate and hopes to get more poetry into high schools.

Watch Nasra Adem reading one of her poems, "Brown Girl."