MANISHA ANJALI



LIZARD


NEPTUNE:
A DREAM ARCHIVE

works —
   - kala pani
   - otherwordly hymns
   - moon lolo/sun fish
   - birth of the saint
   - the mountain

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Manisha Anjali is a Melbourne-based writer, performer and dream archivist. Her first collection of poems, Sugar Kane Woman, was released by Witchcraft Press in October 2016. Sugar Kane Woman is about the dreams and hallucinations of exiled Indo-Fijian women. Manisha is the creator of Neptune, an otherwordly audio archive of dreams and visions of artists and writers. Manisha is currently working on her forthcoming collection, Lizard. She is the Poetry Editor at The Lifted Brow.
Manisha has performed at Melbourne Writers Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, Emerging Writers Festival, Bendigo Writers Festival, West Writers Forum, Newstead Short Story Tattoo. Manisha has participated as an artist in a number of curatorial projects, including Utopian Tongues exhibition at Seventh Gallery. Manisha is performing in forthcoming exhibitions at Bus Projects and c3 Contemporary later this year, details forthcoming.

Her work also appears in Of Indian Origin: Writing from Australia, Peril Magazine, Seizure, Blackmail Press, IKA Journal, Blackmail Press and Lor Journal.

In 2013, Manisha was awarded a Hot Desk Fellowship by The Wheeler Centre. Her short story Goldie the Turtle won the People's Choice Award in the NZ Writers College Short Story Contest. She was also awarded the Senior English Prize by the University of Auckland. She was a Writer in Residence at Incendium Radical Library in March 2019.

In 2017, she graduated with First Class Honours in Creative Arts at Victoria University, where she composed a dramatic text comprised of poetry, theatre and song.

Manisha was part of the 2017 cohort of Emerging Cultural Leaders programme at Footscray Community Arts Centre.



Mark