Manisha Sharma lectures in the English Department at New River Community College in Virginia. Born and brought up in India, she is passionate about writing in multiple genres. Her stories, poetry, nonfiction, and interdisciplinary work has appeared in Puerto Del Sol, The Bombay Review, The Common, The Huffington Post, Lancet, Design Observer, and elsewhere.
An AWP poetry mentee, Manisha has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Her interdisciplinary work and installation, on female feticide in India, The Vanishing, was aired on radio, and run at galleries and universities in India, United States, and Australia.
Manisha has an MFA in creative writing from Virginia Tech, an MA and a PhD in
English literature from India. She is also an internationally certified yoga teacher and instructor with experience conducting yoga and meditation sessions for nearly two decades in India, Australia, and the United States of America.