Lesh Karan (लेश करण) is a Naarm/Melbourne-based poet and essayist.

Her recent publications include Australian Multilingual Writing Project, Best of Australian Poems 2022, Australian Poetry, Cordite Poetry Review, Island, Mascara Literary Review, Rabbit and Red Room Poetry. In 2023, she was shortlisted for the 2022 Judith Wright Poetry Prize, and is currently completing a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing at the University of Melbourne. Lesh is a former medical writer and pharmacist, and is of Fiji Indian heritage. Read Lesh’s work.