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Prithvi Varatharajan is a poet, essayist, and sometimes literary audio producer who lives in Melbourne. His debut collection of poems and prose, Entries, was published in 2020 by Cordite Books. He has had poetry published in Voiceworks, Island, Rabbit, Meanjin, Stilts, Mascara Literary Review, Philosophy Activism Nature, and The Indian Quarterly, and his critical/scholarly writing has featured in Sydney Review of Books, Peril, Cordite Poetry Review, JASAL, Adaptation, and Cultural Studies Review.


Prithvi has produced dozens of literary radio and podcast programs on poets, for national and community stations; you can hear these on ABC Radio National and at Red Room Poetry. He holds a PhD from the University of Queensland about ABC RN’s Poetica, and was a recipient of the 2020 Emerging Critics Fellowship at the Sydney Review of Books. He commissions essays on poetry’s media for Cordite Poetry Review.