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AWARDS
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”

FELLOWSHIPS
Ontario Arts Council   –   2015 Chalmers Arts Fellowship for poetry

GRANTS
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

RECENT INTERVIEWS
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 parkour & poetry
12 or 20 Questions (Feb. 27th 2016) on writing poems vs. writing manuscripts

CURATORIAL & HOSTING EXPERIENCE
Conspiracy of 3 Literary Reading Series   –   North Bay   –   Feb. 2013 to Apr. 2015

EDITORSHIPS
Poetry Editor of Arc Poetry Magazine (85 onward), succeeding Rhonda Douglas
Reviews Editor of Arc Poetry Magazine (84)succeeding Katherine Leyton

PUBLISHING HISTORY
2017
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”
Canthius
(3)   –   One Poem, Audio (forthcoming), and 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 (forthcoming)   –   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

2016

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

2015
Kenyon Review Online (Spring)   –   One Poem and Audio
Canadian Poetries (Dec. 9)   –   Interview of Roger Nash (Website Defunct)

2014
Contemporary Verse 2 (36.3)   –   Three Poems
Split Rock Review (3)   –   One Poem and Audio
Valley Voices: A Literary Review (14.1)   –   One Poem

2011
Contemporary Verse 2 (34.2)   –   First-place Poem (Thirty-fifth Anniversary Contest)
Grain Literary Magazine (38.2)   –   Three Poems
BuschekBooks   –   Poetry Book   –   Yusuf and the Lotus Flower (Out of Print as of Sept. 2017)

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