Vinita Agrawal is an award winning poet, writer, editor and translator. Author of Words Not Spoken, The Longest Pleasure and The Silk Of Hunger, Vinita edits www.thewomaninc.com. You can follow her at @vinita65.
Author of whorelight (Hawakal, Aug 2017), Linda Ashok is the 2017 Charles Wallace India Fellow in Creative Writing (Poetry) at the University of Chichester, UK. Her poems and reviews have appeared/forthcoming in several publications, online and in print, including The Common, Contemporary Verses 2, Crab Orchard Review, McNeese Review, Friends Journal, Axolotl, Skylight 47, Vinyl, The Big Bridge Anthology of Contemporary Indian Poets, Mascara Literary Review, The Rumpus, Stirring – A Sundress Publication, Expound, and others. Linda is the Founder/President of RædLeaf Foundation for Poetry & Allied Arts and sponsors the annual RL Poetry Award (since 2013). More at: lindaashok.com.
Urvashi Bahuguna’s debut poetry collection, Mudscope, was selected for the 2017 Emerging Poet’s Prize by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and will be published in 2018 by The Great Indian Poetry Collective. Her work has been recognized by a Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship, a Sangam House fellowship, and an Eclectica Spotlight Author Prize.
Maaz Bin Bilal is Assistant Professor at Jindal School of Liberal Arts at O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India. He earned his PhD from Queen’s University Belfast for his dissertation on the politics of friendship in E. M. Forster’s work. He writes poetry and prose in English and translates from Urdu and Hindi.
Rochelle D’Silva curates a monthly poetry open mic in Mumbai called ‘Words Tell Stories’ that features local and international artists and runs a slam series called ‘Mumbai Poetry Slam’. Her poetry and music album titled Best Apology Face was released in 2017 followed by her debut collection of poetry titled When Home Is An Idea (2017).
Binu Karunakaran is a poet, translator and journalist based in Kochi, India. A recipient of the Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship for writing, some of his poems were part of a group anthology A Strange Place Other Than Earlobes published by Sampark, Kolkata, in 2015.
Mosarrap H Khan recently defended his doctoral dissertation at the Department of English, New York University. He is a founding-editor at Cafe Dissensus.
Aryanil Mukherjee is a bilingual poet, translator and editor with 14 books of poetry to his credit. His works appear in The Harper-Collins Book of Indian Poetry in English (2011), The Literary Review Indian Poetry (New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2009); Indivisible: An Anthology of South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press, 2010), and La Pared de Agua, a Spanish anthology of contemporary Bengali poetry (Madrid:Olifante Press, 2011). His poetry has been discussed in the Best American Poetry Blog and has been translated into Hindi, Spanish and Danish. Aryanil edits Kaurab, a Bengali language e-zine of experimental poetry and poetics and works as an engineering mathematician in Cincinnati, USA.
Sahana Mukherjee is currently in her final year of M.A. at Jadavpur University. A recipient of the 2017 Charles Wallace fellow at the University of Edinburgh, 2017, her first collection of poems is expected to be out shortly.
Aditi Nagrath is a student of clinical psychology based in New Delhi, India. Her poetry has been featured in Cyberhex Journals, A Literation, and Haverthorn Magazine, among others. Her first collection of poetry, Beyond Survival, was published in 2015 through Condensed Matter Bindery & Press.