Basma Kavanagh

Posted on Jul 26, 2019

Basma Kavanagh

Basma Kavanagh is a poet, visual artist, and letterpress printer who lives and works in Nova Scotia, in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. To make her work, she spends time outdoors, attending to the diverse and complex organisms and forces that animate our living world. Her artwork has been exhibited across Canada, in the US, and the Arabian Gulf. She has been an artist in residence at the Banff Centre, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and the Penland School of Craft. She produces artist’s books under the imprint Rabbit Square Books. She is the author of two poetry collections, Distill? (Gaspereau, 2012), and Niche (Frontenac, 2015), which won the 2016 Lansdowne Poetry Prize, and a book-length poem, Ruba’iyat for the Time of Apricots (Frontenac, 2018).