Razielle Aigen is a Montreal-born writer and visual artist. She holds a B.A. in History and Contemporary Studies from Dalhousie/King’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is an alumna of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University.
Her chapbook, “Light Waves The Leaves” is forthcoming from above/ground press. She has published poems and essays in both print and online publications, and continues to show her text-based installations and visual art on an ongoing basis.
Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Entropy, Deluge, Contemporary Verse 2, Train: a poetry journal, The Anti-Languorous Project, Bad Dog Review, Half a Grapefruit, Dovecote Magazine, Five:2:One, California Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her poem “Dwelling Pattern” received the People’s Choice award for Contemporary Verse 2’s 2019 2-Day Poem Contest.
Razielle has been in writing residencies at several international art centres, including the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity; and gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for a grant to conduct creative research on the topics of the epic poem, identity politics, and eco-poetics.
Her aesthetic, inspired by the beauty of natural organisms, is an eco-poetics 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.