E-mail: doyali (dot) farah (dot) islam (at) gmail (dot) com
Doyali Islam’s second poetry book, heft, is forthcoming from McClelland & Stewart (Penguin Random House Canada) in Spring 2019. It is a formally-innovative and lyrical work that contains the original poetic form she created, which she has termed the ‘parallel poem’, along with her experiments with the traditional sonnet form. Poems from this manuscript have been published in Kenyon Review Online, The Fiddlehead, and Grain and have won several national contests and prizes. For a window onto her life and work, read her latest interview over at The Poetry Extension. A 2017 National Magazine Award finalist, Doyali serves as the poetry editor of Arc Poetry Magazine. She loves to dance and is a fan of cats and intentional living. She lives in Toronto.