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Indrani Perera
Indrani Perera smiles while speaking at a podium.

Indrani Perera is a Sri Lankan/German/Australian poet living and working on unceeded Wurrundjeri Country in Naarm (Melbourne). Indrani was shortlisted for the Nillumbik Prize and the Jean Stone Award and she is the author of the poetry collections Defenestration and pas de deux. Her poetry has appeared in journals in Australia, India and the USA including Burrow, Cordite, Eye to the Telescope, hākārā, Mantissa Poetry Review, More Than Melanin, Rochford Street Review, Teesta Review, The Crow and The Victorian Writer and been anthologised by Geelong Writers Inc, Girls on Key, Ginninderra Press and WA Poets Inc.

Indrani performs on the open mic and has featured at Girls On Key and Fresh Voices for Melbourne Spoken Word. Her poetry appears on the Ballarat Writers podcast and she has been interviewed for 3CR's Spoken Word program. Indrani is the founder of Pocketry, the home of unheard voices, where she edits the Pocketry Almanack print journal and hosts the Pocketry Presents podcast. She is also the creator of The Poet's Express e-mail newsletter and the Circus of Similes. You can find her blogging about all things bright and sparkly at