Nandi’s poetry publications include: Swamp; walking the wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain (Fremantle Press, 2014); Alluvium, (with illustrator Andrea Smith, Lethologica Press, 2012); How to Measure Land, (Picaro Press, Byron Bay Writers Festival Poetry Prize winner, 2010); and Our Only Guide is Our Homesickness (Five Islands Press, 2007). Her latest poetry collection is The Future Keepers, (Fremantle Press 2019).


Publications – Poetry Collections

The Future Keepers, Fremantle Press,2019


Swamp: walking the wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain; Fremantle Press, Fremantle Western Australia, 2014

Swamp: Walking the Wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain


Alluvium; Art text project with illustrator Andrea Smith, Lethologica Press, Perth, Western Australia, 2012


 Art/text project with illustrator Andrea Smith. 2012




How to Measure Land; Picaro Press, Warners Bay, NSW, 2010


Our Only Guide is Our Homesickness; Five Islands Press, Wollongong, NSW, 2007

"Our Only Guide is our Homesickness" by Nandi Chinna

Selected for the Five Islands Press New Poets Publishing Program.
                                                     Oct 2007.





Australian Poetry Anthology 2018, Poetry Australia, Eds Jill Jones and Bella Li

The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry; Eds John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan, Fremantle, Fremantle Press, 2017

Cullen Wines Poetry, 2014, Cullen Wines and Margaret River Press, Margaret River, WA

Birdlife, 2011, with Michael Farrell, Graeme Miles, Nyanda Smith, Perdita Phillips. Lethologica Press.

Antipodes,2011, Ed Margaret Bradstock. Phoenix Education.

Law and Impulse, Maths and Chemistry Poems, 2010, Ed Carol Jenkins.

Out of the Box: Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets, 2009, Puncher and Wattman, Sydney, NSW

Voices from the Meadow, 2007, Five Islands Press.

Reading the Collection, 2006, Fremantle Arts Centre and City of Fremantle Art Collection.

Transitions, 1996, Ed. Justina Williams. Published by City of Fremantle.




Water Poetry; Festival Poem, in collaboration with Westerly Journal, The Museum of Water and the Perth Writers Festival, 2017

Swamp Clubb; interactive walking tour with Perdita Phillips, Mei Saraswati and Matt Aitkin, Perth International Arts Festival, 2017,2018

Art vs Science; interactive walking tour with Dr Ben Miller, Kings Park Festival, 2016

The Future Keepers; the hidden stories of seeds; exhibition, with Deneka Simpson, Grady Brand, Dr Dave Merritt, and Dr Ben Miller, Kings Park Festival, 2016

Direct Address; exhibition curated by Perdita Phillips, with Sharyn Egan, Annette Nykiel, Perdita Phillips Nien Schwarz and Holly Story, Land Dialogues Conference, Wagga Wagga, 2016

Field Working Slow Making; exhibition curated by Annette Nykiel; with Sharyn Egan, George Karpathakis, Annette Nykiel, Perdita Phillips, Nien Schwarz, Nalda Searles and Holly Story, Spectrum Gallery, 2016

SKRYF – the sandwriter; with Gijs van Bon, Fremantle Festival, 2015

Anthologia; poetry/art project with Steven J. Finch and Alina Tang, 2015

Hack the Festival; digital cartography project, Perth Festival, 2015

Re-Imagining Perth’s Lost Wetlands; exhibition at Perth Town Hall in collaboration with Edith Cowan University, Landgate and City of Perth, 2014

Swamp Walking; guided walks through Perth’s lost wetlands with ECU, 2012, 2013, 2014

In Conversation; sculptural collaboration with Nein Schwarz, Danna Checksfield, and Michael Wingate, 2014

Alluvium; Art text project with illustrator Andrea Smith, 2012

Speaking in Strings; poetry performance with musician Danna Checksfield

2007, 2010, 2013, 2014.




Eucalyptus- poetry on Western Australian mallee species, The Red Room Company, 2018

Trauma Site–Roe 8; The Red Room Company, New Shoots Project, 2017

Terroir; Cullen’s Wine Poetry, Cullen’s Wines and Margaret River Press, 2012.

Under the South Head Old Road 1835; The Red Room Company, The Disappearing: Oxford Street Project, 2011.


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