CBC: NEW, YOUNG FACE OF POETRY BECOMES EDMONTON POET LAUREATE
Nisha speaks to her plans as the new Poet Laureate at the announcement with Mayor Don Iveson, as well as an interview from her mother.
TRANSFORMING EDMONTON: NISHA PATEL, CITY OF EDMONTON POET LAUREATE
Nisha Patel is a unique kind of city planner in Edmonton. She zones for the heart. So Edmontonians can build an affection for this place.
In this interview, PhiLab Ontario Hub Coordinator Kristen Pue talks to Nisha about her work, Canada’s poetry scene, and the arts funding ecosystem. Nisha discusses how she funds her craft, as well as what funders could do to make it easier for poets to invest in themselves.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Besides being a Mill Woods girl and a spoken word poet, Patel is a business grad from the University of Alberta, the producer of the Edmonton Poetry Festival, and a political junkie who remembers skipping class and taking the LRT to watch City Council meetings.