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, Shikha was selected as Poet Laureate of San Ramon, California, 2016. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area and is the 2020 poetry judge of AWP’s Kurt Brown Prize.