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Poetry Masterclass with Tāriq Malik

November 20, 2022, 1:00 PM3:00 PM EST


On November 20th, join Tāriq Malik for an energizing online workshop where he challenges you to push the boundaries of what language and image can do.

After sharing innovative poems from his new collection, Exit Wounds (out now through Caitlin Press!), Tāriq will guide you through genre-bending exercises that connect visual and poetic forms. You will walk away from this masterclass feeling a sense of empowerment, agency, and openness.

Instructor’s Bio

For the past four decades, Vancouver-based author Tāriq Malik has worked across poetry, fiction, and visual arts, to distill immersive and compelling narratives that are always original and intriguing. His poetry collection, Exit Wounds, is out now through Caitlin Press. Born in Pakistani Punjab, Tāriq Malik came reluctantly late to these shores. To get here, he first had to survive three wars, two migrations, and two decades of slaving in the Kuwaiti desert. He firmly believes his passion for distilling the alchemy of light/chroma/pixel, and his bouts of furious thinking about life and words in general, can all be happily and gainfully combined. He loves landscapes, bodies of living water large and small, and readers and listeners, and claims he writes so that he has something to read to his tribe on Open Mic Night at the local Poet’s Corner or on the hallowed grounds of public libraries. Tāriq Malik edited Portals, The Polyglot’s ninth issue, along with Ewa Kolacz. He is a proud member of The Polyglot’s monthly Multilingual Art Lab.



November 20, 2022
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
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