STREAMS THAT LEAD SOMEWHERE is Fareh Malik's debut collection of poetry, aiming to explore the intersection between mental illness and social racialization. Fareh Malik dives deep into his long history with Islamophobia, racism, and forms of discrimination. The book largely focuses on perseverance, and on the silver lining that is ever on the horizon with the expectation that you can make it out of any trial or tribulation, if you just follow your dream to wherever it leads.
About the Author
Fareh Malik, from Hamilton, Ontario, is also a spoken-word artist. He is the winner of the 2022 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award, Hamilton Art's Shirley Elford Prize, and Muslim Hands Canada's 2020 Poetry Contest. He was a Best of the Net finalist in 2021, and that same year a Garden Project recipient. His individual works have been published by literary magazines such as Waccamaw Journal, 86 Logic, Lucky Jefferson, Chitro, and Twyckenham Notes. In 2020 some of his work was on exhibit in the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. Fareh tells the stories of his struggle and of the community around him in the hope that others can find inspiration and companionship in it.