Poetry Workshop with Doyali Islam

Wed May 1, 4:00pm

Curious to know firsthand what goes through the mind of a poetry editor? Unsure of what to do or not do in your submission? Meet Arc Poetry Magazine's Poetry Editor Doyali Islam, and hear her talk about a few poems that were recently accepted for publication in the magazine, and why. You'll also have the chance to ask her questions about any part of the general submission process or about the Poem of the Year (POTY) contest submission process that you'd like more clarity on.

Doyali Islam's second poetry book is _heft_ (McClelland & Stewart, 2019). Poems from this lyrical and innovative collection have been published in Kenyon Review Online, The Fiddlehead, and Best Canadian Poetry, and have won several national awards and prizes. Doyali serves as the poetry editor of Arc Poetry Magazine and lives in Toronto. In 2017, she was a guest on CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition. Recently, she and Anne Michaels discussed language, form, beauty, and empathy in CV2 magazine (Spring 2019), and she and Forrest Gander discussed grief, art-making, and poetry ethics in The Adroit Journal (Issue 27).

This workshop is free and open to the public.