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Ali Riley (Nanton)

Ali Riley

Ali Riley's poems have appeared in Geist, The nth Position Anthology, Matrix, This Magazine, Event and the Moosehead Review. Her collection Tear Down was short-listed for the Re-Lit awards, and her first book, Wayward, was short-listed for the Gerald Lampert Award. Her novel-in-progress, Hag, was written on a reality show and took first prize in the Walrus magazine/SLS Fiction Contest. As an actor she won a Dora Mavor Moore award and as a playwright she wrote five produced plays, including a Marquis de Sade trilogy that played at Buddies in Bad Times and Crow’s Theatre. Her new poetry collection, Twain, is a roots-rock examination of the Fur Trade as a metaphor for love. She and her husband Darren Zenko got married last summer and live and fix leaks in a hundred year old house in Nanton, Alberta.




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