Meher Manda is a poet, short story writer, culture critic, and educator from Mumbai, currently living in New York City. She earned her MFA in Fiction from the College of New Rochelle and is the founding editor-in-chief of the college’s first MFA curated literary journal, The Canopy Review. She teaches Fiction, Poetry, and Composition to undergraduates at the College of New Rochelle, and is a teaching artist with Teachers & Writers and Community-Word Project. Her work has been published in Newtown Literary Vol. 12, and she has performed her work with Femmelody Music Chamber Festival, Poets & Writers, Dead Rabbits Reading, Boundless Tales, and Poet’s Country. She co-hosts An Angry Reading Series in Harlem, and is currently working on her debut prose-poetry collection. She specializes in teaching narrative-focused writing residencies.