Spoken Word Poet | Educator | Journalist | Author
IN THE PRESS
Watching Melizarani perform on stage is like witnessing the manifestation of a goddess:
dazzling, heart-stopping and vitally inspiring
A force of nature, saying the words that need to be heard
Melizarani writes with great honesty and passion in language that connects immediately with her reader.
SINGAPOREAN POET AND ACTIVIST
PHIL KAYE, AMERICAN SPOKEN WORD POET AND CO-DIRECTOR OF PROJECT VOICE
SHARON BAKAR, CREATIVE WRITING TEACHER, LITERARY EVENT ORGANISER READINGS@
MELIZARANI T.SELVA (@melizarani) is a spoken word poet, educator and journalist. Having been the first Malaysian to speak and perform poetry at Asia’s largest TEDx event, TEDxGateway Mumbai, her poems have seen various prominent stages locally and internationally across 6 countries. Her first book, ‘Taboo’ made the Top 10 Best-Seller List of Malaysia’s Largest Online Bookstore. Her poems have also been translated into Bahasa Malaysia by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (Malaysian Institute of Language and Literature) as well as French in ‘Lettres de Malaisie’. She operates Speak City, a promoter of poetry events and publications.
Poet's Club @ Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
Georgetown Literary Festival 2016
Pecha Kucha @ Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
Imagining India @ Ubud Writers & Readers Festival