Not okay

Non-binary jaye simpson (left) describes the trauma of being told they were a boy in their debut poetry collection, “it was never going to be okay.” FULL STORY

Y is for Yusuf

June 22nd, 2020

Examining poetic visions and traditions in his debut poetry collection, Pluviophile (Nightwood $18.95) Yusuf Saadi works with form, imagery and sonancy in these sonnets and shorter poems. One of the book’s poems, “The Place Words Go to Die” won the Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Award for Poetry in 2016. Locations he explores range from Montreal to Kolkata; from the moon to the gates of heaven. His work is published in journals such as Brick, the Malahat Review, Vallum, Grain, CV2, Prairie Fire and PRISM International. Saadi holds an MA in English from the University of Victoria. 978-0-88971-374-1

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