"Like Anne Carson, I write myself as nudes"
Manahil Bandukwala is a Pakistani writer and artist currently living in Ottawa. Her most recent project is Reth aur Reghistan, a multi-disciplinary exploration of Pakistani folklore. She is the author of two chapbooks, Paper Doll (Anstruther Press, 2019) and Pipe Rose (battleaxe press, 2018). She was longlisted for the 2019 CBC Poetry Prize, and won Room magazine's Emerging Writer Award in 2019. Her work has appeared in Briarpatch, The Puritan, and Room.
"'Like Anne Carson, I write myself as nudes' builds off Carson's The Glass Essay, drawing specifically on the nudes that appear throughout the long poem."
"'Three Postcards' were given to me by a dear friend, who got each one from a different place she visited. I keep the postcards above my desk."