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Ali Pinkney   is a literary writer in Tkaron:to where she conducted her MA CRW (2023) with the Department of English in the Field of Creative Writing at the University of Toronto. 

Her thesis in experimental poetics was supported by a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship and an Avie Bennett Award. 

She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Creative Writing (2017) and a Master of Arts in English Literature (2021) from Concordia University in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal.  

At Concordia, Ali specialised her studies on the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her research on Shelley was supported by a fellowship with the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, her year's Steinberg Scholarship and the David McKeen Award for top creative writing. 

She co-founded the high femme travelling poetry carnival
Calliope with Marie Ségolène in 2022. The next date is in Montréal at the gallery Projet Pangée.

Ali is the managing editor for volume 21 of U of T's graduate literary journal 
Echolocation Magazine.

 

She is the curator of "The Spirit is a Bone" one of the issues for Metatron Press's web platform Glyphöria.

Ali's literary training has been amplified by her participation in Filip Marinovich's Shakespearean Motley College based out of New York and through residencies with The Homeschool Hudson (2019) and The Banff Centre (2018).

Ali works as a teaching assistant at the University of Toronto. She has taught at St George, UTM, UTSC, St Michael's College, Innis College.

She also offers one-on-one poetry training and freelance editorial services to private clients.

Reach out if you are interested via alipinkney@gmail.com




 

★-------------------------------------------------------------------Recent features 

Art Review on Caroline Monnet at Arsenal Gallery for OBOD Magazine
Interview with Juliann Garisto for Endnote
Live reading of "Bonin" from Roadkill Croque Monsieur via Cason Sharpe's series Happenstance via Pumice Raft 

Interview with Brad Casey for Metatron Press
Interview with Sophie McCreesh for Nothing in Particular



 

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