Doyali Islam

Doyali Islam - Photo by Arden Wray

Doyali Islam’s second poetry book is heft (McClelland & Stewart, 2019). Her poems have been published in Kenyon Review Online, The Fiddlehead, and Best Canadian Poetry, and have won several national contests and prizes. Doyali serves as the poetry editor of Arc Poetry Magazine. In 2017, she was a poetry finalist for the National Magazine Awards; and in 2019, she won PoetryNOW’s 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 ( She lives in Toronto.