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Nicole Raziya Fong

Nicole Raziya Fong is a poet living in Montreal. She majored in creative writing when studying at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Fong was born in western Canada to parents with roots in Trinidad and Suriname.



Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2021.
PS8611.O5545 O73 2021

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

OЯACULE occurs at the intersection of poetry and theatre. The book’s dramatis personae inhabits a classical and cosmological world where psychic phenomena constantly threaten to impinge upon the arc of combat occurring between the women trapped within. Influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy, the writings of Plato and Homer, and the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini, OЯACULE interweaves lyric expression of dreams, theatrical dialogue, songs, and the voices of both chorus and anti-chorus, interrogating the tenuous relations between absence and time, dream and memory, and conscious and unconscious sensing.


Perfact: Poems

Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2019.
PS8611 .O5545 P47 2019

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

“Part treatise on phenomenology, part theatrical score on ontology, part billet-doux to poetry itself” (Divya Victor), PEЯFACT is a three-part series of poems interrogating the nature of experience, language, trauma, and identity. This moving, philosophical debut, whose influences range from Antonin Artaud and Simone Weil to Gertrude Stein and George Oppen, meditates on materiality and consciousness, empathy and awareness, absence and mutuality – the physical presence of language.


Publisher Talonbooks