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Literary Landscape

Literary Landscape
Thursday March 3rd, 2016 with Pearl Pirie
Doyali Islam

One of the readers at VERSeFest: Doyali Farah Islam‘s poems have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Grain Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2015 Chalmers Arts Fellowship as well as grants from Canada Council for the Arts (Grants for Professional Writers, 2013), Ontario Arts Council (Writers’ Reserve, 2014), and feminist agency Barbara Deming Memorial Fund (Money for Women, 2014). From March 2013 to April 2015, Islam curated and hosted Conspiracy of 3 Reading Series. She is the first-place winner of Contemporary Verse 2‘s Young Buck Poetry Prize (2015) and 35th Anniversary Contest (2010). Yusuf and the Lotus Flower (BuschekBooks, 2011) was her first poetry book. and 2 things I'm reading from 2 other of the readers at VERSeFest
Doyali Islam - n/a Canadian
What Happened
Gerald Hill - The Man from Saskatchewan - Couteau Books Canadian
Anne Boyer - Garments Against Women - Ahsahta Press