Anita Patel

Anita Patel is a Canberra writer. She has had work published in the Canberra Times, in
Summer Conversations (Pandanus Books, ANU), in Block 9, Burley Journal, Cha: An Asian
Literary Journal, Demos Journal, Cordite Poetry Review and Mascara Literary Review. Her
children’s poems have been published by Harper Collins. She won the ACT Writers Centre
Poetry Prize in 2004 for her poem Women’s Talk and her poetry has recently been selected
for Australian Book Review’s States of Poetry ACT, 2018. She has performed her poetry at
many events, including the Canberra Multicultural Festival, the Poetry on the Move Festival
(University of Canberra), Noted Festival, Floriade Fringe Festival, at Smith’s Alternative and
at Word in Hand in Glebe. She was the guest editor for Issue 2 of Not Very Quiet Journal.