Desh Balasubramaniam is a young poet. He was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in both the war torn Northern & Eastern provinces. He fled to New Zealand at the age of thirteen with his family on humanitarian asylum. His work has appeared in Blue Giraffe, Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) Online, Auckland Poetry and further work will appear in the next editions of Overland, Mascara and Indigo Dream Anthology – And Again Last Night. He is currently working on his first poetry collection.