IMG_20150311_134654425Shilpa Kamat earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, where she was awarded the Marion Hood Boess Haworth Prize; has performed her poetry throughout the Bay Area and Atlanta; and was a finalist for Tu Books’ New Visions Award for her prose. She was recently a finalist for the 2018 Anzaldua Chapbook Prize, and Newfound Press will be publishing her manuscript Saraswati Takes Back the Alphabet mid-year.

Shilpa’s writing contains ecological and mythical elements that are grounded in deeply human struggles. Her work is informed by her intersectional identities as well as her experiences connecting with diverse communities and the natural world.