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Project 40 Collective: Creator to Creator Interview, Doyali Islam

Doyali Islam; photo: Sanchuri Sur Here's the latest Creator to Creator interview from Project 40 Collective, featuring the poet Doyali Islam talking about her creative career, what draws her to poetry, inspiration, current themes, and her favorite noodle. Her poetry...

Project 40 Collective: Creator to Creator interview

  I am honoured to be a part of Project 40 Collective's Creator to Creator series. In the August 10, 2017 issue, I am interviewed by Mirae Lee about my artistic life and process. Following the interview, I answer questions about one of my favourite Asian-Canadian...

Painting Angels, part 3

The first angel was an accident. In my darkest time, the angels that followed were like the work I’d done years before, of demons and almost-humans that reflected my life and observations and what came to me in the night. Then it came time to put the darkness away. I...

Painting Angels, part 2

When I was still in the dark place, I wrote a poem,      only feathers string me up across the sky, one nudge or wrinkle and I fall, crash through violet dusk and skyscrapers, this wingless, landlocked, flattened creature of despair  that described the fragile...

Painting Angels

The first angel was an accident. Or I could say it just arrived. I was in a dark place, and all I could do was turn to art. I had always put my life on paper, pulling the terrible out of me so I could breathe. I began a painting, Fallen 1, from one of my drawings of...

Painting My Mother

Beloved mother, you never leave my side. Your beautiful, gnarled, arthritic feet rest in my lap, and I am home. You lie in the shadows of me, keeping me from harm.

Poetry & Music Salon/A Fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders

This is going to be an awesome event: A Poetry and Music Salon that is a fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders. It takes place on Saturday, May 27th from 1:45 to 4:00 p.m. at the Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave., Toronto, and features 6 poets and 6...

Getting ready for Saturday night at Free Times Cafe

WORDS AND MUSIC on Saturday, July 9th at 8 p.m. at the Free Times Cafe is only one sleep away!  I'll be performing alongside some very talented folks: dub poet Clifton Joseph and singer-songwriters Carmen Toth and Tim Maxwell! I will be presenting some new pieces in...

Words and Music at Free Times Cafe, Toronto

I am very excited to be sharing the stage on Saturday, July 9th at 8 p.m. at the Free Times Cafe along with some truly amazing artists: dub poet Clifton Joseph and singer-songwriters Carmen Toth and Tim Maxwell. Before the show: Because my words are all wound up with...

The New Site Redesign

Wecome to my new website. I will be posting my various galleries of work and running a blog as well. Thanks for coming by and I am really excited about the future.