The Haliburton Society presents
Live Poets! reading series
The acclaimed Toronto poet Doyali Islam will be hosted by the Haliburton Society on October 3rd as the first guest in a new poetry reading series called Live Poets! The reading will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the President’s Lodge and will be followed by a reception. Copies of Doyali’s work, heft, will be on sale.
About Doyali Islam
Doyali Islam’s second poetry book is heft (McClelland & Stewart, 2019). Poems from this collection have been published in Kenyon Review Online and Best Canadian Poetry; have won several national contests and prizes; and have been made into poetry-films. In 2017, Doyali was a National Magazine Award finalist, and in 2019, she won 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, and has been in conversation with Forrest Gander. The poetry editor of Arc, she lives in Toronto. www.doyali-islam.com