DOYALI FARAH ISLAM
geesturing; or, stopping by woods after work
Doyali Farah Islam is the first-place winner of Contemporary Verse 2’s Thirty-fifth Anniversary Contest, and other poems have been published in Grain Literary Magazine (38.2), Contemporary Verse 2 (36.3), and Valley Voices: A Literary Review (14.1). Her debut book of poetry – Yusuf and the Lotus Flower – was published in 2011 by BuschekBooks. Currently, she is working on her second poetry manuscript. Islam holds a Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction from University of Toronto in English Literature and Equity Studies, and she curates Conspiracy of 3 Reading Series.