2017 National Magazine Awards finalist for the poems “31st parallel”, “32nd parallel”, and “bhater mondo” (jury: Wayde Compton, David McGimpsey, Sina Queyras, and Brigitte Trudel)
2017 League of Canadian Poets’ inaugural National Broadsheet Contest winner for the poem “cat and door” (guest judge: Sharon Thesen)
2016 Arc Poetry Magazine Poem of the Year grand-prize winner for the poem “site”
2015 Contemporary Verse 2 Young Buck Prize grand-prize winner for the poem “two burials” (guest judge: Sara Peters)
2010 Contemporary Verse 2 Thirty-fifth Anniversary Contest grand-prize winner for the poem “35th parallel”

heft   –   McClelland & Stewart (Penguin Random House Canada), forthcoming in 2019
Yusuf and the Lotus Flower   –   BuschekBooks, 2011

Poetry Editor of Arc Poetry Magazine (85 – present), succeeding Rhonda Douglas
Editor of The Writers’ Union of Canada’s member magazine, Write (Nov. 2017 – present)
Reviews Editor of Arc Poetry Magazine (84)succeeding Katherine Leyton


Ontario Arts Council   –   2015 Chalmers Arts Fellowship for poetry

Canada Council for the Arts   –   2013 Grants for Professional Writers
Ontario Arts Council   –   2014 Writers’ Reserve
Barbara Deming Memorial Fund   –   2014 Money for Women Grant

League of Canadian Poets (Nov. 17 2017) winner-turned-judge of the LCP National Broadsheet Contest
Arc Poetry Magazine (Oct. 2017) Arc poetry-editor handover conversation
The Poetry Extension (Oct. 1st 2017) on listening, survival, & the web of life
Project 40 Collective (Aug. 23rd 2017) on my background & go-karting
Town Crier (June 1st 2017) on cats & love
IFOA (May 27th 2017) on word-invention, minimalism, & dusting
Town Crier (Apr. 28th 2017) on formal innovation & process
CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition (Apr. 16th 2017) on listening & parkour & poetry
12 or 20 Questions (Feb. 27th 2016) on writing poems vs. writing manuscripts
Black Coffee Poet (Jan. 11th 2012) on the power of language

Conspiracy of 3 Literary Reading Series   –   North Bay   –   Feb. 2013 to Apr. 2015

Exile Literary Quarterly
 (forthcoming)   –   Suite of Poems
PRISM International (56.2)   –   One Poem


Academy of American Poets’ & League of Canadian Poets’ 2017 Poem in Your Pocket booklet   –   “cat and door” 
CBC Radio’s The Sunday
Edition (Apr. 16th)   –   Interview by Michael Enright: “Doyali Islam and The Poetry of Stillness”
(3)   –   One Poem + Audio; Interview (forthcoming)
Contemporary Verse 2 (39.4)   –   One Poem
cwila (Jan. 11th)   –   “In Conversation with Kim Trainor”
filling Station (66)   –   One Poem
League of Canadian Poets’   –   Winning Poem (National Broadsheet Contest)
Many Gendered Mothers
 (Apr. 3rd)   –   “Antiphonal Calling”: Essay on Sylvia Legris
Pelorus Press
(2)   –   One Poem and Drafts
Project 40 Collective (Aug. 24th)   –   Interviews by Mirae Lee
The Manifesto Project (University of Akron Press)   –   “A Private Architecture of Resistance”: Poetry Manifesto  and Two Poems (Reprints)
This Magazine (July/August Issue)   –   One Poem
The Poetry Extension (Oct. 1st)   –   Interview by Natalya Anderson
Town Crier (June 1st)   –   Interview by E. Martin Nolan: “”A Poem Born of Love:” Doyali Islam on “cat and door””
Town Crier (Apr. 28th)   –   Interview by E. Martin Nolan: “‘Seeing Splits’ and ‘Writing Humanness’: Questions for Doyali Islam on Concept, Form, and Process”
The Unpublished City (BookThug anthology, June) (curated by Dionne Brand)   –   One Poem


Arc Poetry Magazine (80)   –   Winning Poem (2016 Poem of the Year Contest)
Arc Poetry
Magazine (79)   –   Seven Poems
ckcu fm (Mar. 3)   –   “Literary Landscape” Interview by Pearl Pirie
Contemporary Verse 2
(39.1)   –   First-place Poem (2015 Young Buck Poetry Prize)
Contemporary Verse 2  
(39.1)  –   One Poem
The Fiddlehead (269)   –   One Poem
In/Words Magazine
(15.3)   –   One Poem
Peter F. Yacht Club (VERSeFest 2016 Special)   –   One Poem
The Puritan
(Spring 2016 Supplement)   –   One Poem and Audio
The Puritan
 (32)   –   Review of Anna Yin’s Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac
rob mclennan’s website (Feb. 27)   –   “12 or 20 Questions (Second Series)” Interview

Kenyon Review Online (Spring)   –   One Poem + Audio
Canadian Poetries (Dec. 9)   –   Interview of Roger Nash (Website Defunct)

Contemporary Verse 2 (36.3)   –   Three Poems
Split Rock Review (3)   –   One Poem and Audio
Valley Voices: A Literary Review (14.1)   –   One Poem

Contemporary Verse 2 (34.2)   –   First-place Poem (Thirty-fifth Anniversary Contest)
Grain Literary Magazine (38.2)   –   Three Poems