Gemma Mahadeo

Gemma Mahadeo is a multilingual writer and performer who came to Australia in 1987. Written work published includes poetry and criticism in Archer, Australian Poetry Journal, Cordite, Djed Press, Peril, Rabbit, The Suburban Review, and The Victorian Writer, and is currently reviews editor for the Melbourne Spoken Word website, and poetry editor for Concrete Queers zine. Readings and talks given include Freeplay Festival, Digital Writers’ Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Midsumma, and the Queensland Poetry Festival. Find them on Twitter as @snarkattack, Instagram as @eatdrinkstagger, or blogging at

Image: Gemma Mahadeo by Leah Jing McIntosh