False Kings

I kept going, heedless of wheremy path was taking me.Filled with the certainty I would win.There was no other reality! All the sacrifices,times I spent away from loved ones,needed to mean something - anything. Blind ambition did not offer me comfort.On nights I spent locked in fear,with too much (yet nothing at all)Left to lose.… Continue reading False Kings


Canada Day 2021

Reflecting on Canada Day and my identity as a settler on "native land." Disclaimer: I speak to no one's experience but my own and draw from no knowledge other than the flawed ones that I have learned while continuing to unlearn these foundations to stand in solidarity with the Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis… Continue reading Canada Day 2021


Tamil Heritage Month 2021

It was an honour to be a part of the Durham District School Board's, “My தமிழ் (Tamil) Identity” video and to share my poem. It was a privilege to be featured with this phenomenal group of Tamils. Thank you to DENSA DDSB for the opportunity. "I wonder about her" is one of my favourite poems.… Continue reading Tamil Heritage Month 2021


Tam Fam Lit Jam

Event Announcement - I will be sharing my poetry on the Tam Fam Lit Jam event on Saturday, October 10, 2020, between 3 pm - 5 pm. Details below - you can register at https://tamfamlitjam.eventbrite.ca. TAM FAM LIT JAM Event Details It will be an online event of fiction, poetry, and an open mic! Our featured… Continue reading Tam Fam Lit Jam

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Prayer for Myself

I am sorry For the scars I gave you. Forgive me For not listening to your hurt. I thank you For being by my side. I love you For letting yourself heal. © Manivillie Kanagasabapathy AN: The poem is inspired by my recent meditative practice of Ho'oponopono, a Hawaiian prayer for forgiveness in all relationships,… Continue reading Prayer for Myself

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Announcement, blog post, published

Until the Words Run Pure

So excited to announce the publication of my eight poems in 2 anthologies by the Toronto Writer's Collective: "Bent not Broken" and "Until the Words Run Pure." The anthologies are collections of poems, short stories, and essays from diverse and creative voices across Toronto. Copies are available for purchase. Participating in the Toronto Writer's Collective… Continue reading Until the Words Run Pure