Bio

Nyla Matuk is the author of two books of poetry, Sumptuary Laws (2012)
and Stranger (2016). She is also the editor of Resisting Canada: Poems, to appear in 2019.

Sumptuary Laws
 was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award for a best first book of poetry in Canada, named a National Post best book of poetry
in 2012, and a ‘must-read’ book of poetry at CBC Books.

In 2018, Nyla was at McGill University as the Mordecai Richler Writer-in-Residence. She received a Yaddo fellowship in 2014 and was a Reynolds Atelier Visiting Artist at McGill University in 2015.
Her poems have appeared in The Poetry ReviewThe New YorkerPoetryPN Review,
The WalrusPrelude, and the New Poetries VI anthology published by Carcanet Press in 2015.

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



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

'Her phrasal rhythm is impeccable and her mastery of style, 
whether lyric, surreal or conceptual, is apparent...
introducing a stunning new voice in Canadian poetry.'