'Matuk has the keen-eyed, phrase-making brilliance of Marianne Moore...
this is a sensuous, bold and mercurial collection.' -Times Literary Supplement

Nyla Matuk is the author of two books of poetry. Sumptuary Laws (2012) was nominated for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Award for a best first book of poetry in Canada, and Stranger was released in October 2016.

Sumptuary Laws was named a National Post best book of poetry in 2012 and a ‘must-read’ book of poetry at CBC Books. Matuk received a Yaddo fellowship in 2014 and held the 2015 Reynolds Atelier Visiting Artist at McGill University.

Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, PN Review, The Literateur, The Walrus, Prelude, and the New Poetries VI  anthology published by Carcanet Press in 2015.

Poems have appeared in several other journals and magazines in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.