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Ali Pinkney   is a literary writer based on Tkaron:to/Toronto where she is a graduate student with the Department of English in the Field of Creative Writing at the University of Toronto. Her research is supported by a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship and an Avie Bennett Award.

Ali holds a BA in English and Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature from Concordia University in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. As a Romanticist, her initial master's thesis focused on Percy Shelley's idiosyncratic use of extended/accumulative similes through the figuration of wingèd thought.

As she writes her second thesis (a poetic novel) at U of T, Ali is currently curating one of the initial issues of Metatron Press's bleeding edge digital poetics platform Glyphöria on the Hegelian theme "The Spirit is a Bone" to be released in the spring of 2023. She also co-runs the high femme poetry carnival Calliope, co-runs the Creative Writing Working Group at U of T, is the co-managing editor for the future of U of T
's literary journal Echolocation, and will direct a workshop on anorexia and hunger poetics out of Hart House with Decent Exposures. She holds various positions as an assistant teacher in the creative writing and English literature departments at UTM, UTSC, and the downtown campus at the University of Toronto.

Here is her most recent publication: a review of Caroline Monnet's exhibit at Arsenal Gallery in OBOD Mag.

Here is an extensive audio interview she did with Brad Casey in 2021/2022.  And here is a written one done in 2022 with Sophie McCreesh at Nothing in Particular.

Reach her via e-mail:


ig @alipinkney tw@alipinkney

Portrait with thistle in Toronto Annex by Brad Casey 2021

 Developed with the generous support and participation of the Ontario Arts Council

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