Manisha Anjali

Manisha Anjali (b. Suva, Fiji) is a writer, artist and teacher. She is the author of Naag Mountain, forthcoming with Giramondo in April 2024. Manisha is the founder of Neptune, a research and documentation platform for dreams, visions and hallucinations. 

She is one half of Whelk, a music collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Genevieve Fry.

Her writing has been published in k(not), Portside Review, Best of Australian Poems 2021, ie – for the people we will be, A Clear Dawn: An Anthology for New Asian Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand, Liminal Magazine, Cordite Poetry Review, Lor Journal, IKA Journal and Meanjin. She guest-edited Runway Journal Issue 41: LOVE and was the Poetry Editor at The Lifted Brow

Manisha has exhibited at Casula Powerhouse, Bus Projects, c3 artspace, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Wyndham Art Gallery, Bluestone Church Arts Space, KINGS and SEVENTH Gallery. She has performed and appeared at Melbourne Writers’ Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival and Brunswick Music Festival.

Manisha has facilitated workshops and courses on creative writing, literature, performance and experimentation 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. She also teaches literacy, numeracy and creative writing at the Prahran Community Learning Centre.

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.