Northland (editors’ pick)

poetry by Laboni Islam — from issue seventeen

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LABONI ISLAM is a Toronto-based arts educator and poet. She currently works at the Art Gallery of Ontario, animating the gap between art and young audiences. She teaches for the moment when discovery flips a light-switch on in a learner. Laboni is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program. Her poetry has appeared in FreeFall and WILDNESS, is forthcoming from spiral orb, and she was the recipient of the Janice Colbert Poetry Award (2014) and Marina Nemat Award (2016).