Matuk, Nyla

Matuk, Nyla (1967)


Nyla Matuk is a Canadian poet. She is the author of two collections, Sumptuary Laws (2012) and Stranger (2016), and a chapbook, Oneiric (2009). Her poems have appeared in a number of magazines and literary journals in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., including The New Yorker, Poetry, PN Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, The Walrus, Canadian Notes and Queries, and The Literary Review of Canada. In addition, her work has been anthologized in The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2012 and New Poetries VI, published by Carcanet Press in the U.K. Poems were shortlisted for the 2012 Walrus Poetry Prize and Sumptuary Laws was nominated for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for a best first book of poetry. In 2018, she was the Mordecai Richler Writer in Residence at McGill University.



Oneiric (Frog Hollow Press, 2009)
Sumptuary Laws (Véhicule Press, 2012)
Stranger (Véhicule Press, 2016)

Given Name
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Birth Date
April 23, 1967
Death Date
  • B.A. McGill University

  • M.A. McGill University

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First RPO Edition
Jim Johnstone