Doyali Islam’s poems have been published in Kenyon Review Online, CV2, and Grain, and she contributed to The Manifesto Project (University of Akron Press, 2016). She is the recipient of a 2015 Chalmers Arts Fellowship, as well as grants from Canada Council for the Arts and feminist agency Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. In 2011, Islam won CV2’s Thirty-fifth Anniversary Contest. Her first poetry book, Yusuf and the Lotus Flower, was also published that year by BuschekBooks. For two years, Islam curated Conspiracy of 3 Literary Reading Series out of North Bay, although she is now back in Toronto. For more about her work, visit