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ISBN: 9781771668170-03


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half-life of exile


From: archipelago


Contains the poems: rites – wrong bones – zero bridge – fajr is the loneliest number – hidden lines – letter to my stardust sister – how to season a turkey.



Laila Malik

Laila Malik is a desisporic settler and writer in Adobigok, traditional land of Indigenous communities that include the Anishinaabe, Seneca, Mohawk Haudenosaunee, and Wendat. Her work has been widely published in magazines and journals, including Contemporary Verse 2, Canthius, The New Quarterly, Ricepaper, Qwerty, Room, Sukoon, The Bangalore Review, and Archetype. Malik’s essays have been longlisted for five different creative non-fiction contests, and she was a fellow at the Banff Centre for Creative Arts in 2021.