Sonia Saikaley

Author and Poet


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Anita Kushwaha's Book Launch for "Side by Side"

Posted on 15 December, 2018 at 0:35 Comments comments (0)

Thanks so much to all those who made it out to the launch of Anita Kushwaha’s new novel "Side by Side". I had an amazing time. Many thanks to the wonderful Anita Kushwaha, Pressed, Inanna Publications and Octopus Books! So grateful for this opportunity. Here are some pics from the event. Enjoy! 

Soldier joins Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology

Posted on 10 November, 2018 at 6:50 Comments comments (0)

I am so grateful that my poem “Soldier” from my poetry collection “Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter” ( is reprinted in the powerful “Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology” ( My appreciation to the wonderful editors the late Priscila Uppal and Meaghan Strimas.

Poetry on a rainy night

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

Thanks so much to all those who made it out in the rain to the Tree Reading Series! I am so grateful for your support. Thank you to Tree for inviting me. It was a real honour reading with the wonderful Brecken Hancock and the amazing open mic readers. Thank you!

Photo Courtesy: Tree Reading Series

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 (0)

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!