Sonia Saikaley

Author and Poet


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The Lebanese Dishwasher

Posted on 2 September, 2018 at 14:40 Comments comments (0)

Wonderful to see "The Lebanese Dishwasher" on this list! Thanks so much to Invisible Publishing.

The Arabian Jasmine

Posted on 27 July, 2018 at 5:40 Comments comments (0)

Many thanks to the wonderful people at Rigorous for publishing my story "The Arabian Jasmine". Thank you for stopping by and for supporting my work!

Basil, Not the Spice

Posted on 6 May, 2018 at 10:40 Comments comments (1)

So honoured to have my story "Basil, Not the Spice" published in the latest issue of the Maple Tree Literary Supplement. Many thanks to the wonderful Amatoritsero Ede and thank you all for entering this story!

The Pink House Across the Road

Posted on 7 April, 2018 at 14:15 Comments comments (0)

Huge thanks to the wonderful Christal Ann Rice Cooper for featuring my poetry collection "A Samurai’s Pink House" on her insightful blog. Check it out:

My Time in Matsushima

Posted on 24 January, 2018 at 6:05 Comments comments (0)

Thanks so much to the wonderful Christal Ann Rice Cooper for interviewing me on her blog! Check it out:

Kibbeh nayeh meets Sushi

Posted on 21 November, 2017 at 18:10 Comments comments (0)

A real honour to have been interviewed by the wonderful Mo Duffy Cobb. Check out the interview and the amazing work in this issue. Many thanks to Mo and Cargo Literary!

My Writing Day: Walking with my Characters

Posted on 30 September, 2017 at 0:30 Comments comments (0)
Check out my piece about my writing day. Many thanks to the wonderful Rob McLennan for this!

Sonia Saikaley - Local Poet

Posted on 4 September, 2017 at 20:10 Comments comments (0)

"A Samurai's Pink House" featured in Vistas! "These poems read like tales that capture the essence of the human heart and reveal a unique perception of modern existence. At times, the poems are fierce and sharply-focused and other times are soft as the silk of a kimono. The reader peers into the lives of people rising above traumas relating to gender identity, sexism, grief and loneliness. But underlying these situations, there are threads of hope for healing and happiness."

If you live in the Alta Vista/Elmvale Acres area in Ottawa, grab a copy and check out the new issue. Thanks to everyone at VISTAS for this lovely feature!

Sitting Next to Basho - From the JET Programme to a writing career

Posted on 26 August, 2017 at 16:35 Comments comments (0)

Check out my article "Sitting Next to Basho—From the JET Programme to a writing career" in JET Streams. I write about my time in Japan from meeting Basho to eating beef tongue…ah, the adventures I had in the Land of the Rising Sun! Plus there’s some advice for new writers. Enjoy!

What a night!

Posted on 15 July, 2017 at 6:45 Comments comments (0)

What a lovely evening of poetry and music! Thanks so much to all those who were able to make it out to Octopus Books. I am so grateful for your support! Special thanks to the other performers Claudia Radmore, Ryoko Itabashi and Guy Simser. A huge thanks to Pearl Pirie for being such a delightful Emcee. Special thanks to Pei-Ju at Octopus Books for all her help. And to my amazing publicist Renee Knapp and publisher Inanna Publications!