The studio was lit
by December smog,
you’d make tea
make lunch
make breathless moans,
then you burned plastic paint
to make statements
about the environment.
Mrinalini Harchandrai

Mrinalini Harchandrai’s poetry has been longlisted for the erbacce-prize 2022, was a finalist for the Quarterly West Poetry Prize 2021 and Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize 2019, and received an Honourable Mention for the CID Pearlman Performance Project 2021. Her short fiction has been longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 and shortlisted for Columbia Journal Spring 2020 Contest. Her novel, longlisted for the McKitterick Prize 2021 and selected as Notable Entry for the Disquiet International Literary Prize 2019, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury. She is Deputy Editor at Poetry at Sangam.