Fareh Malik is a BIPOC man from Hamilton, Ontario, as well as a seasoned spoken word artist and emerging written poet. The winner of Hamilton Art’s Shirley Elford Prize and Muslim Hands Canada’s 2020 Poetry Contest, Fareh’s debut poetry collection, Streams That Lead Somewhere, is forthcoming in 2022. Fareh was also a 2021 Best of the Net nominee, as well as a 2021 Garden Project recipient. His individual works have been published by literary presses including Waccamaw Journal, 86 Logic, Lucky Jefferson, Chitro, Twyckenham Notes and many others. Some of his work in 2020 was also on exhibit in the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio.

Fareh’s work has been described as critical, yet sanguine; poetry that often explores the intersection of racialization and mental illness, while maintaining a silver lining on its horizon. He loves to tell the story of his struggle, and of his community around him, in the hope that others can find inspiration and companionship in it. Fareh is currently a freelance poet and author, working on an essay collection with poetry-fusion elements.

Fareh is represented by Devon Halliday.