Patrick Gunasekera (he/him) is a poet, playwright, arts writer, and essayist of Sri Lankan migrant heritage, living on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar. His work seeks to understand how violence is normalised in society, and what agency and care mean from marginalised positions. His writing has been published in Cordite Poetry Review, Australian Poetry Journal, Voiceworks, Pulch Mag, Archer Magazine, Midsumma Blog, and the anthologies Growing Up Disabled in Australia, To Hold the Clouds and Wave After Wave. Patrick has worked in arts journalism since 2019, writing for UWA Pelican Magazine and Seesaw Magazine, and exclusively covers the practices of disabled, migrant, queer and young artists. He received the 2021 Dal Stivens Award from Creative Australia, and also practices as a performer, producer, theatre-maker, and cultural safety mentor.