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Face to watch in 2019: Pooja Nansi, poet and performer

Ms Pooja Nansi is likely to shake up the Singapore Writers Festival next year as its new director.
Ms Pooja Nansi is likely to shake up the Singapore Writers Festival next year as its new director.PHOTO: COURTESY OF POOJA NANSI

When asked what one can expect from the first female festival director for the Singapore Writers Festival in 2019, Pooja Nansi quips: "I am bringing my ovaries to the game."  

The poet and performer, not one to mince her words, is the first female director of the annual literary festival. At 37 years old, she is also the youngest.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'Pooja Nansi, poet and performer'. Print Edition | Subscribe