Cool fact about Edmonton: they have a poet laureate. Cooler fact: their poet laureate is Roland Pemberton, also known as Cadence Weapon, the indie hip hop sensation.
Pemberton has made a name for himself in several disciplines. Obviously, his poetry is highly regarded, and he continues to write poems and collaborate with the city to introduce poetry to an expanding audience. Pemberton also pursues journalism-- he writes for Vue Weekly and has written for Pitchfork.