Monica Mody is the author of Kala Pani (1913 Press) and two cross-genre chapbooks. Her poetry has also appeared in literary journals and anthologies including Poetry International, Indian Quarterly, Boston Review, and Almost Island. Her awards include the Nicholas Sparks Postgraduate Writing Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, Naropa University’s Zora Neale Hurston Award, and the Toto Funds the Arts Award for Creative Writing. Mody has a PhD in East West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Notre Dame, and is a Bachelor of Arts and Law from the National Law School of India University. Her doctoral dissertation on a decolonial feminist consciousness for South Asian borderlands, utilizing multiple genres, was awarded the 2020 Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women and Mythology from the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology. She was born in Ranchi, India. Website: | Twitter @monicamody | Instagram @monica.mody
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