Skip to main menu Skip to content
We are online to support you! Get information on Library resources and services for: Students | Instructors | Researchers. For Ryerson campus information, visit: Ryerson COVID-19 Information and Updates

Kaushalya Bannerji

Kaushalya Bannerji is a widely anthologized poet who has also published two collections of poetry. Bannerji studied law at the University of Ottawa. She lives in Toronto and remains involved in local social justice initiatives.
 Faces of Five O'Clock book cover


The Faces of Five O’clock: Poems

Toronto: Sister Vision, 1996.

Publisher’s Synopsis

In these passionate and beautiful poems, Kaushalya Bannerji invites readers to accompany her on many journeys over the intimately familiar yet often surprising territory of a lover’s body. Her poems dare to venture into war zones both personal and political. Bannerji’s voice is defiant and rebellious, gentle and irresistibly sensual. She brings with her a proud consciousness of her own identity as a lesbian of colour.


A New Remembrance: Poems

Toronto: TSAR, 1993.

Selected Criticism and Interpretation

Chilana, Rajwant Singh. “Kaushalya Bannerji.” In South Asian Writers in Canada: A Bio-Bibliographical Study. Surrey, BC: Asian Publications, 2017, 215.
Z1376 .S68 C45 2017


Publisher Mawenzi House (formerly TSAR)