~ Photo Credit: Emma Byrnes ~
Indrani Perera is a poet, publisher of the Pocketry Almanack (www.pocketry.com.au), a self-confessed book geek and maker of useful things from Melbourne, Australia. She's obsessed with reading, researching, writing, editing, designing, printing, making, binding and collecting books. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in a book you'll find her trying not to pulverise the opposition during family games nights or riding along the Ferny Creek trail. You can follow her on Instagram (@indraniperera).
Indrani is the author of eight books including two collections of poetry published by Ginninderra Press (Defenestration and Pas De Deux), two handmade chapbooks (Wild Heart and Still:Books), two instant books (Some Thoughts On Writing a Poem For a Journal and Promote Your Poetry) and two free e-books (What's Your Excuse and Cure Creator's Block) which can be downloaded here.
Her poetry has been anthologised in Mountain Secrets (Ginninderrra Press, 2019), Brushstrokes - Ros Spencer Poetry Contest Anthology 2016 - 2019 (WA Poets Inc, 2019) and Wild (Ginninderra Press 2020). Indrani's photography and articles on making have been published in Taproot, Womankind, The Mulberry Journal and Otherways. In 2017 she won the Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards Bonus Non Fiction prize for her piece, This Country.
In August 2020 Indrani ran an online workshop, Promoting Your Poetry, as part of the Melbourne Spoken Word Festival Online. She has also run outdoors workshops in barefoot shoe making at the Village Continuum festival held at Hollyburton organic farm in Riddells Creek and eco-dyeing over an open fire at the Wild By Nature Village Camp in Gembrook. More recently she has been hosting song circles for Firekeepers' with her ten year old daughter via Zoom.
She has been hooked by the spoken word bug and once lockdown is over hopes to get back to gigs around Melbourne and perform on the open stage. Check out the events page for details of gigs and workshops.
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