Author of two full length poetry collections, and winner of several awards and fellowships, including the TFA Creative Writing Award, the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize, and the Muse India Young Writer Award, I am currently working on my first non-fiction project, a collection of oral histories of South Asian women raised by single mothers.
I have been teaching creative and academic writing, one on one and in group settings, since 2004. My most popular workshop is a 12 week creative writing workshop in New Delhi, but I periodically organises shorter intensive courses and writing retreats around the country. I also work in youth development, particularly in using the arts for social change.
After over a decade of being a hobby potter, and a wonderful 6 month residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude that gave me the time and resources to develop my own vocabulary in clay, I have recently started the process of exhibiting and selling ceramic work. All of these pieces are stoneware, fired to cone 6, and made start-to-finish in my home studio in Delhi.