Phinder Dulai‘s latest collection of poetry dream/arteries was published by Talonbooks in October 2014. soul/journ to the end of the pacific (a komagata maru archive), is part of this collection. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru’s arrival in Vancouver on May 23, 1914. Recently Dulai took part in the In(ter)ventions Literary Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, where he worked on the Komagata Maru poems and continued to further refine the MS.
His most recent poetry is published in a number of journals: Canadian Literature, Offerings and Cue Books Anthology. His previous work has been been published in Ankur, Matrix, Memewar Magazine, Rungh, The Capilano Review, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Toronto South Asian Review, subTerrain and West Coast LINE. He is a co-founder of the Surrey-based inter-disciplinary arts group – The South Of Fraser Inter Arts Collective (SOFIA/c), and is the author of two previous poetry books: Ragas from the Periphery (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1995) and Basmati Brown (Nightwood Editions, 2000). He lives in Surrey, B.C.