Prithvi Varatharajan is a poet and critic in Naarm (Melbourne). His writing has appeared in journals in Australia and overseas, and his literary audio programs via ABC Radio National and Red Room Company. His poetry collection Entries was published in 2020.
Non-fictionMY FAMILY HAVE always been wary around animals, especially in the home (I could have written ‘non-human animals’, but a stark separation of human from animal is truer to them). My brother and I have changed because of animal encounters in share houses and via intimate others, and we now each live with a partner who likes cats (I ‘have’ one cat; he ‘has’ two). But our parents have remained the same.