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Indrani Perera is a Sri Lankan/German/Australian poet, creator of The Poet's Express e-mail newsletter and a maker of useful things living on unceeded Wurrundjeri Country in Naarm (Melbourne, Australia). She is also the founder of Pocketry, the home of unheard voices where she publishes the Pocketry Almanack and hosts the Pocketry Presents podcast.
Indrani is the author of many books including two collections of poetry published by Ginninderra Press, Defenestration and pas de deux. Her handmade chapbooks (Wild Heart and Still:Books) and instant books (Some Thoughts On Writing a Poem For a Journal and Promote Your Poetry) can be bought in her shop.
Her poems have been published online and in print in journals in Australia, India and the USA including Burrow, Cordite, Eye to the Telescope, Gems Zine, hākārā, More Than Melanin, Not Very Quiet, Rochford Street Review, Teesta Review, The Crow and The Victorian Writer. She has also been anthologised by Girls on Key, Geelong Writers Inc, Ginninderrra Press and WA Poets Inc.
Indrani has been shortlisted for the Jean Stone Award and the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing: Open Poetry section. She was the winner of Day Four for Red Room's 2022 Thirty in Thirty poetry challenge and in 2017 she was the winner of the Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards Bonus Non-Fiction prize.
In August 2020 Indrani ran an online workshop, Promoting Your Poetry, as part of the Melbourne Spoken Word Festival Online. She has featured at Girls On Key and Fresh Voices for Melbourne Spoken Word and been interviewed for 3CR's Spoken Word program.
Want more? Read Indrani's blog about writing and the creative process or find her on Instagram.