Fareh Malik is a BIPOC man from Hamilton, Ontario, as well as a seasoned spoken word artist and emerging written poet. Most recently, he was prestigiously named the RBC PEN Canada New Voices Award winner in 2022. He was also the winner of Hamilton Art’s Shirley Elford Prize and MH Canada's 2020 Poetry Contest. Fareh's debut book, 'Streams That Lead Somewhere,' was published by Mawenzi House in 2022 and longlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Fareh was nominated for the 2021 Best of the Net anthology, and was honoured with the 2021 Garden Project grant. His individual works have been published by literary presses around the world. Select work of his has been on exhibit in San Antonio's McNay Art Museum. 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 poet, dancer, and author, working on his second collection.