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Sudesh Mishra is a contemporary Fijian-Australian poet and academic.
Sudesh Mishra was born in Fiji into an Indo-Fijian family. Coming to Australia to study he completed a Ph.D. in English literature at Flinders University. He has published several volumes of poetry, the first of which, Rahu, received the Harri Jones Memorial Prize for Poetry in 1988. His writing commonly treats events in his home country, such as the 1987 coup, from an ironic perspective. In 2003 he received an Asialink Literature Residency at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is currently Head of the School of Language, Arts and Media at University of the South Pacific. He was an Associate Professor in Creative Writing at Deakin University in Australia and has taught literature at Stirling University in Scotland and University of the South Pacific, Suva campus.
- Preparing faces : modernism and Indian poetry in English (CRNLE, 1995) ISBN 0-7258-0578-1
- Diaspora Criticism (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006)