POETRY + ESSAYS

Nisa Malli is a writer and researcher, raised in Winnipeg, in Treaty One Territory and the homeland of the M├ętis Nation, and currently living in Toronto/Tkaranto. Her poems and essays have been published in Arc Poetry, Carte Blanche, Cosmonauts Avenue, Grain, GUTS, Maisonneuve, Policy Options, Room Magazine and elsewhere. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria and has completed residencies at the Banff Centre and Artscape Gibraltar Point

SELECTED ESSAYS

A Real Estate Ghost Story:

"Hauntings and Survival in a Low-Vacancy Metropole"
GUTS Magazine, Sept 2018

 

My (Small Press) Writing Day

March 2018

 

Putting the 'Public' in Public Service

Policy Options, June 2017

 

Against Office Homonationalism

Medium, June 2017

 

You Don't Get Promoted For Being Cute

Medium, November 2015

 

'Sex scandals' and citizen journalism: How to change the media narrative on sexual violence

Medium, Aug 2015

 

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READINGS AND WORKSHOPS

Upcoming

Emerging Writers Reading Series, Feb 11, 2019

 

Past
Writing the Body in Pain (workshop)

Sick Theories Conference, Nov 8, 2018

Draft Reading Series 13.6, May 2018

POETRY

Forthcoming

Evoked Potential, The Malahat Review (2019)
All Our Unreasonable Fears, Feels Zine (2019)

Published

A Gunman Who Expressed Hatred of Jews Exploited Doors That Were Unlocked for Worship, Room Magazine (2018)

Towards a Unified Theory of Relative Productivity;

Things With No Home, Cosmonauts Avenue (2018)

What if you are the only people living here

      bird, buried press (2018)
The Violin WomanGrain Magazine (2017)

Canicule, Arc Poetry Magazine (2012)

Sordino, Carte Blanche (2008)

Wet Halos, Maisonneuve Magazine (2008)

 

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EDITORIAL WORK

The Malahat Review

Poetry and nonfiction contest screener (2016-2018)

 

Potentia: Journal of International and Public Affairs

Editorial Board Member (2011-2012)

 

Authentik Magazine

Consulting Editor (2009)

 

La Scena Musicale

Assistant Editor (2008)

 

This Side of West

Poetry Editor (2006-2008)