The League of Canadian Poets regrets that there is no accessible version of this poem available.
Doyali Islam’s second poetry book is heft (McClelland & Stewart, 2019). Poems from this collection have been published in Kenyon Review Online and Best Canadian Poetry; have won several national contests and prizes; and have been made into poetry-films for Visible Poetry Project and Toronto Palestine Film Festival. In 2017, Doyali was a National Magazine Award finalist, and in 2019, she won Battle of the Bards. Doyali has been interviewed by Anne Michaels, Quill & Quire, CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition, and CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, and has been in conversation with 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Forrest Gander. www.doyali-islam.com.
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