Razielle Aigen is a Montreal-born, Canadian/American writer and visual artist. She holds a B.A. in History and Contemporary Studies from Dalhousie/King’s University in Halifax, and is a recent alumna of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. She has published poems and essays in both print and online publications, and continues to show her text-base installations, painting, drawing and photography on an ongoing basis. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Contemporary Verse 2, Bad Dog Review, Dovecote Magazine, Sewer Lid, my (small press) writing day, Fresh Voices, Five:2:One, Synapse, California Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her poem “Dwelling Pattern” received the People’s Choice award for Contemporary Verse 2’s 2019 2-Day Poem Contest.
Her aesthetic draws on the beauty of natural organisms, through which she explores themes of structure and formlessness, alongside the complexity of personal vs. interpersonal identity formation in the advent of infinite access to unlimited information.
In a convergence of multiple mediums, she seeks to create with an all-inclusive, expansive poetics in mind.