even this page is white

Vivek Shraya’s debut collection of poetry, even this page is white, is a bold, timely and personal interrogation of skin—its origins, functions and limitations. Poems that range in style from starkly concrete to limber break down the barriers that prevent understanding of what it means to be racialized. Shraya paints the face of everyday racism with words, rendering it visible, tangible and undeniable.

Featured in the CBC documentary Where Have All The Poets Gone? and longlisted for the 2017 edition of Canada Reads.

“call in sick” also appears in The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care, edited by Zena Sharman.

Essays by Vivek

#PublishingSoWhite: 13 Ways to Diversify Your Press”

“The Poetics of Racism”