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Episode 5: Doyali Islam Reads at TIA House

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Show NotesThis reading was recorded during a TIA House event featuring Doyali Islam in September 2019. DOYALI ISLAM is a 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize finalist, 2020 Ontario Trillium Book Award for Poetry finalist, and 2020 Pat Lowther Memorial Award finalist for heft (M&S, 2019), which CBC Books named as a best poetry book of 2019. Doyali has participated in CBC Books' Why I Write video series. She has discussed the value of silence on CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition; language, form, beauty, and empathy with Anne Michaels in CV2; and the relationship between poetry and the body on CBC Radio's The Next Chapter. Doyali spent a few years in North Bay, Ontario, and is a former Poetry Editor of Ottawa's Arc Poetry Magazine. She lives in Toronto, Canada. www.doyali-islam.com.

If you enjoy this recording of Doyali Islam’s TIA House Talk, the poet has also been deep in conversation with Niall Munro over at Oxford Brookes Poetry Podcast (Episode 14).Sound editing was done by Trynne Delaney, Daniel Zingaro, and Doyali Islam. Show Notes by Trynne Delaney and Doyali Islam. TIA House Talk: Doyali Islam at TIA House (transcript to come)

Recording Time Stamps

3:23 – Doyali’s opening remarks. (Note to Listeners/Readers: Not included in this recording or transcription is Doyali’s reading of her essay, “A Private Architecture of Resistance”, which she also read as part of her live TIA House Talk. You can find Doyali’s essay in The Manifesto Project, an anthology co-edited by Rebecca Hazelton and Alan Michael Parker.)

5:31 – The poetry reading begins. Doyali Islam reads the following poems:

5:42 — “letter”
6:47 — “the ant”
8:27 — “tending mint”
9:45 — And the BH Yael Documentary Even in the Desert is available here: http://www.bhyael.ca/even-in-the-desert10:40 – “susiya”
12:37 — “vulva”
13:32 — “v”
14:52 — “moving day”
16:03 — “daniel”
17:02 —“bhater mondo”18:17 –Doyali references the Syrian poet Adonis:https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/adonis
19:15 — “aries [the ram]”
23:26 — “poem for your pocket”
23:50 — more information on Miklós Radnóti is available through the poetry foundation here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/miklos-radnoti.
24:52 – Q&A Conversation begins. You can read the transcript of the Post-reading Q&A Conversation transcribed by Doyali Islam on our website on Doyali’s podcast page at tiahouse.ca.TIA House recognizes the generous support of the Canada Research Chairs program and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. We also appreciate the support of the Faculty of Arts and the Department of English at the University of Calgary, where our offices are housed, as well as the guidance of Marc Stoeckle at the Taylor Family Digital Library. TIA House is run by Larissa Lai, Trynne Delaney, Rebecca Geleyn, Isabelle Michalski, and Joshua Whitehead.Our intro/outro music is “Monarch of the Streets” by Loyalty Freak Music.


29 Jul 2020