Manisha Anjali

Manisha Anjali (b. Suva, Fiji) is a writer and artist. She spends her time between Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. Manisha is the founder of Neptune, a research and documentation platform for dreams, visions and hallucinations. 

She has facilitated workshops and courses on creativity and the unconscious with University of Melbourne, RMIT First Site Gallery, SIGNAL, Digital Writers’ Festival, Arts Gen, Verb Wellington Writers’ Festival, Back to Back Theatre, Casula Powerhouse, Melbourne Polytechnic, Express Media and Free Association.

Manisha embodies a creative practice rooted in poetry, performance and improvisation of the throat and tongue. She has exhibited at Casula Powerhouse, Bus Projects, c3 artspace, Wyndham Art Gallery, Bluestone Church Arts Space, KINGS and SEVENTH Gallery. She has performed and appeared on panels at Melbourne Writers’ Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival and Brunswick Music Festival.

Her writings have been published in Portside Review, Best of Australian Poems 2021, ie – for the people we will be, Liminal Magazine, Cordite Poetry Review, IKA Journal and Meanjin. She guest-edited Runway Journal Issue 41: LOVE and was the Poetry Editor at The Lifted Brow.

Manisha has been a recipient of BLINDSIDE’s Regional Arts & Research Residency at Mooramong, a Writer-in-Residence at Incendium Radical Library and a Hot Desk Fellow at The Wheeler Centre.
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