Prathna Lor

Prathna Lor is a doctoral student in English at the University of Toronto.  He is interested in eighteenth-century literature, postcolonialism and other topics.  Lor earned an M.A. in 2013 from the Université de Montréal  where his thesis was entitled: Queering the Cross-Cultural Imagination: (Trans)Subjectivity and Wilson Harris’s The Palace of the Peacock.  The thesis includes a theoretical component and a literary creative writing component, Heroism/Eulogies.

Poetry (e-book, open source)

Safe Toilet Syndrome

Artwork by Jeffrey Heart
bearcreekfeed, 2009.  Available from:

Ventriloquism book cover

Poetry (Chapbook)


Portland, OR: Future Tense Books, 2011?
Also available as a Kindle e-book.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Ventriloquism is the long-awaited print debut of this mysterious young Canadian author.

Lor’s quick stories are both darkly funny and emotionally unsettling, with a style that focuses heavily on amazing sentences and sexually ambiguous undertones.

Note: Kevin Sampsell, an editor at Future Tense Books observed in a blogpost that: “Ventriloquism features works that do that wondrous thing I love so much–when a piece of writing feels so fresh and original that you’re not sure if it’s prose poetry or flash fiction. It’s beautifully uncategorizable, with body parts flitting their way through deeper emotions that Lor’s language tries to dissect with grace and force and unexpected humour.”  Cf.


Publisher Future Tense Books