Emily Izsak lives in London, Ontario with her boyfriend who is completing a medical degree at Western University; however she makes frequent trips back to her hometown of Thornhill, Ontario where she used to live with her parents, two brothers, dog, two cats, and an uncertain number of snakes. She is in her second year of U of T’s MA in English and Creative Writing program. Her work has been published in Arc Poetry Magazine, The Puritan, House Organ, Cough, The Steel Chisel, The Doris, and The Hart House Review. In 2014 she was selected as PEN Canada’s New Voices Award nominee. Her chapbook, Stickup, is available on woodennickels.org and her first full length collection, Whistle Stops, was published by Signature Editions in April 2017.






Here is a Pinterest board on which I have listed all kinds of things that I like and would recommend to most people. Let me know if you think I’m missing any essential films/television shows/books/stand-up specials/formless media.

Also, my tiny browser tab icon (that appears in larger form when I post links to this site on Facebook or Twitter) is a portrait of me done by my super talented artist friend, Ketzia Kobrah.