Melizarani T Selva

Melizarani T Selva is a Malaysian writer and spoken word poet, with notable performances at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival and TEDxGateway. Her first book, Taboo is a poetic interrogation of the Malaysian Indian Identity. Beyond poetry, she has written creative non-fiction stories for Penguin Random House and Teesta Review. She co-published an anthology of 100 poems by 61 poets from Malaysia titled When I Say Spoken, You Say Word!. Her debut play Kudumbam was staged as part of the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2021 winners showcase by T:>Works Singapore. Presently, she serves as co-editor of The Second Link - A Malaysia-Singapore Literary Anthology. She can be found at

Last Updated: March 2023