Fareh Malik wins 2022 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award  

June 24, 2022 — Fareh Malik, a poet from Hamilton, Ontario has won the 2022 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices award. The jury described his collection, Streams that Lead Somewhere as an intense “portrait of what it’s like to feel othered and alienated by daily doses of hate.” The citation noted the poems’ “tenderness and throat-grabbing use of imagery” and Malik’s “wide range of voices and tones to convey a nuanced spectrum of emotions and a laser sharp critique of Canada’s blatant and covert systemic racism”