Bio

'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.' 
-Jury citation, Gerald Lampert Award nomination


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.