Nisa Malli is a writer and researcher, born in Winnipeg and currently living in Toronto. 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.



Apicoectomy, Contemporary Verse 2

Anaphylaxis, 13: New Collected Poems from LGBTQI2S Writers in Canada

Homebound, Blood Bath Literary Zine “Demons” Issue


Ritual for Removing ‘Opioid-Seeking’ From Your File, Minola Review (2019)

The Naming of Things, Plenitude Magazine (2019)

The Illness Factory; The Fifth In My Palm, The Puritan (2019)

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 (2018)

      bird, buried press
The Violin WomanGrain Magazine (2017)

Canicule, Arc Poetry Magazine (2012)

Sordino, Carte Blanche (2008)

Wet Halos, Maisonneuve Magazine (2008)




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


Ontario Arts Council Literary Creation Grant (2019)

Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant (2019)

Toronto Arts Council Grant (2017)



Light Reading Series, Oct 2018

Draft Reading Series 13.6, May 2018


Writing the Body in Pain