Titilope Sonuga

Titilope Sonuga is a writer, poet and performer whose work grasps for moments of tenderness and persistent joy at the intersection of blackness and womanhood. She is the author of 3 award-winning collections of poetry, 3 plays and 2 spoken word albums.

She has scripted global advertising campaigns for brands and was an actor on the hit television series Gidi Up, which aired across Africa. Her writing has been translated into Italian, German and Slovak. 

Titilope will serve a two-year term as Edmonton’s 9th Poet Laureate, from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or keep up with her latest projects through her website.

Edmonton’s Poet Laureate Program is supported jointly by the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Public Library (EPL) and the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC).