Blackbird an online journal of literature and the arts Spring 2008 Vol. 7 No. 1



Rishma Dunlop is a professor in the Department of English at York University, Toronto, and the author of three books of poetry: Metropolis (2005) and The Body of My Garden (2002), both from Mansfield Press, and Reading Like a Girl (Black Moss Press, 2004). She is the editor of White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood (Demeter Press, 2007) and coeditor of Red Silk: An Anthology of South Asian Canadian Women Poets (Mansfield, 2004). She received the 2003 Emily Dickinson Prize for Poetry, and her radio drama, “The Raj Kumari’s Lullaby,” was commissioned and produced by CBC Radio in 2005. Her poems have appeared in Canadian Literature, Descant, Event, Grain, Room of One’s Own, and The Comstock Review.  

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