Manahil Bandukwala is an artist, poet, and writer. She uses experiences and observations to produce art with a loose and carefree style. Her upbringing and culture greatly influences her poetry. Her creative interests include painting, illustration, sculpture, and poetry.
Her work, both visual and written, has appeared in a number of literary magazines across Canada, including PRISM, Room magazine, The Puritan, Parentheses Art, Coven Editions, carte blanche, and other places. Her poem, “To ride an art horse,” was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2019. She was the 2019 winner of Room magazine’s Emerging Writer Award.
Manahil is also on the editorial board of Canthius, a feminist literary magazine. She writes reviews for Arc Poetry magazine, and was previously on the editorial team of In/Words Magazine & Press, a small press literary and arts magazine run out of Carleton University.
Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, she now resides in Ottawa, Canada. She studied art in her O Levels and privately throughout her adolescence. Currently, she is an undergraduate student in the department of English at Carleton University.
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