2017 Guest Poets

Mala Anthony-Ranu sees herself as a citizen of the world and a proud Indian patriot. Being a collector of dictionaries led to a deep love of the English language; this in turn to undertaking Creative Writing at the University of Tasmania and the subsequent  publication of Twin Voices, her first book. Her admiration for Indira Gandhi, India’s first woman Prime Minister, has resulted in  The Indira Poems. In her earlier life she has been a Sunday school teacher, a telephone operator at Grey Hound racing UK, sales girl in John Lewis Oxford Street, English tutor to refugees from Afghanistan, mentor to foreign students at the University of Tasmania, running poetry workshops in Brisbane and as a dentist working in Malaysia, England and Australia. Mala is married to Sawindar and has two sons, Ashok and Sunil. She is grandmother to Eleanor and dog-walker to Bonsai and Taco.
Mala Anthony


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