Shikha Malaviya is a South Asian poet & writer; her book of poems is called “Geography of Tongues.” She is co-founder of The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, a mentorship model press publishing powerful voices from India & the Indian diaspora.

Shikha’s poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and featured in PLUME, Prairie Schooner & other fine journals. She was a featured TEDx speaker in 2013, where she gave a talk on poetry in daily life. She is a four-time AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Writer to Writer Mentor, and was selected as Poet Laureate of San Ramon, California, 2016. Shikha, a Mosaic Fellow, currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area and is the 2020 poetry judge of AWP’s Kurt Brown Prize.

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