Anita Patel is a Canberra writer. She has had work published in Summer Conversations (Pandanus Books, ANU), in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Demos Journal, Cordite Poetry Review, Backstory Journal, Not Very Quiet Journal 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 was published in 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) and Noted Festival. She was the guest editor for Issue 2 of Not Very Quiet Journal.