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Manahil Bandukwala


Manahil Bandukwala is a Pakistani-Canadian poet, writer, editor and visual artist based in Ottawa. She is completing an undergraduate degree in English and Women’s and Gender Studies. Bandukwala’s work has been published an numerous literary journals. With her sister Nimra, she is co-lead of Reth aur Reghistan, a sculptural storytelling project that explores Pakistani folklore. Bandukwala is very active in some micro-press initiatives that produce collaborative chapbooks and poetry anthologies. For example, she along with six other Ottawa-based poets, including Ellen Chang-Richardson, will be releasing the chapbook Towers, in May 2021 from Collusion Books.

Poetry (Chapbook)

Paper Doll

Toronto: Anstruther Press, 2019.


Poetry (Chapbook)

Pipe Rose

Ottawa: Battleaxe Press, 2018.
Edition of 100 copies.

Poetry (Chapbook)

Sprawl: The Time it Took Us to Forget

Co-author: Conyer Clayton
Collusion Books, 2020.



Publisher Anstruther Press

Publisher Battleaxe Press

Publisher Collusion Books