Yusuf and the Lotus Flower: Poems
Ottawa: BuschekBooks, 2011.
In this first collection from a discerning Canadian voice, Doyali Farah Islam draws you toward the same gentle listening place from which her verses pour. Islam bares her inner journey of daily meditation and prayer–decanting in the process, from poet-self to page, bold images, fluid linguistic turns, delightful double meanings, startling word play, deep thought, and small insights. … Yusuf (Joseph) is a figure common to Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Sikh, and yogic philosophy. In distinct ways, both motifs symbolize beautiful tenacity throughout hardships. …
Awards and Honours
2012 da Vinci Eye Award (for cover artwork)(Finalist)