POETRY + ESSAYS

Nisa Malli is a writer and researcher, born in Winnipeg and currently living in Toronto. Her poems and essays have been published in Arc Poetry, Carte Blanche, Cosmonauts Avenue, Grain, GUTS, Maisonneuve, Policy Options, Room Magazine, The Malahat Review 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. Her first chapbook is forthcoming from Baseline Press in Fall 2019.

If you came here to find out about her research day job, where she writes about facts and data, you are on the wrong page.

POETRY

Forthcoming

Homebound, Blood Bath Literary Zine “Demons” Issue

The Naming of Things, Plenitude Magazine

Ritual for Removing ‘Opioid-Seeking’ From Your File, Minola Review
The Illness Factory, The Puritan

The Fifth In My Palm, The Puritan

Published

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

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)

 

 

SELECTED ESSAYS

A Real Estate Ghost Story
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

AWARDS 

Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant (2019)

Toronto Arts Council Grant (2017)

READINGS  

Past

Light Reading Series, Oct 2018

Draft Reading Series 13.6, May 2018

WORKSHOPS

Writing the Body in Pain