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Ali Pinkney is a woman writer. She lives 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 and supervised by poet Hoa Nguyen.

She 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 and poetics of Percy Bysshe Shelley and 19th century philosophies. Her research on Shelley was supported by a fellowship with the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, her year's Steinberg Scholarship as well as her year's David McKeen Award for top creative writing. 

Ali co-founded the high-femme travelling poetry carnival
Calliope with Marie Ségolène in 2022. Ali was 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 sessional instructional assistant at the University of Toronto. She has taught at St George, UTM, UTSC, St Michael's College, Innis College in a wide variety of subjects related to the literary arts, creative writing, and media studies. She was previously a teaching assistant at Concordia University, the assistant to the director of the university's literary reading series, and a research assistant at both Concordia and McGill Universities.


★-------------------------------------------------------------------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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poster by Sonja Katanic

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