A descendant of indentured workers, Sudesh Mishra was born in Suva and educated in Fiji and Australia. He has taught at various universities in Australia, Fiji and Britain. He is the author of four books of poems, including Tandava and Diaspora and the Difficult Art of Dying, a couple of critical monographs, Preparing Faces: Modernism and Indian Poetry in English and Diaspora Criticism, two plays Ferringhi and The International Dateline, and several short stories. He is also (with Seona Smiles) the editor of Trapped, an anthology of writing from Fiji, and has contributed articles to Social Text, Subaltern Studies X, Meanjin, Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Emergences. Sudesh is working on a fifth collection of poems. He lives in Melbourne and teaches at Deakin University.
Sudesh considers the writing process in
Emergences, Volume 10, Number 2, 2000 - No Sign is an Island (pdf 127k)