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, Feels Zine, 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.


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

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)


Building Inclusion Into Canada’s Innovation Economy

Editor, Article Series (2018-2019)

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)



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



Emerging Writers Reading Series, Feb 11, 2019



Draft Reading Series 13.6, May 2018