Tāriq Malik

For the past four decades, Vancouver-based BIPOC author Tāriq Malik has worked across poetry, fiction, and visual arts, to distill immersive and compelling narratives that are always original and intriguing. He writes intensely in response to the world in flux around him and of his place in its shadows. 

Born in Pakistani Punjab, he came reluctantly late to these shores. He is the author of short stories Rainsongs of Kotli (TSAR Books, 2004)a novel Chanting Denied Shores (Bayeux Arts, 2010), and a poetry collection Exit Wounds (Caitlin, 2022), and offers a poetry masterclass in conjunction with The Polyglot magazine.