Photo by Jorian Charlton
Photo by Jorian Charlton

Darian Razdar is a writer, photographer, and textile artist with roots in the Great Lakes and Caspian sea basins. Practicing in both independent and community contexts, his work emphasizes poetics, landscape, abstraction, and collaboration.

Darian’s debut chapbook Morning Poems is published by San Press (Toronto, November 2023). He is the designer and editor of COUNTER-MAP: A Poetics of Place (Reflex Urbanism, 2022). Darian’s poem “Laid Bare” won Power Plant Gallery and Toronto International Festival of Authors’ 2021 POWER TO THE POETS competition, juried by Elder Duke Redbird. His writing can also be found in Vallum: Contemporary Poetry, The Blasted Tree, PM Press, Pleasure Dome, The Asian Canadian Living Archive, Upping the Anti, QT Literary, Hearth Garage, Toronto Star, Progressive City, and Metropolitics.

He has exhibited with BUNKER 2, Xpace, CUE Art Projects, and University of Michigan Residential College.

I provide writing, editing, design and R&D services to leaders in Art, Architecture & Design, and Education. Check out my services page and let’s connect to work together!


Masters of Science in Planning (University of Toronto, 2020)
Bachelor of Arts in Social Theory & Practice and French & Francophone Studies (University of Michigan, 2018)

CV available here

Thanks to Marisa Fulper Estrada for design assistance and to Ontario Arts Council for support building this site.