Manisha Sharma teaches English & Yoga at New River Community College in Virginia. Born and brought up in India, she is passionate about writing on feminist/ social issues across genres and disciplines.
She is a winner of The Causeway Lit Poetry Prize, a semifinalist for the 2019 American Short(er) Fiction contest, and 7th Annual Jack Grapes Poetry Contest. Her stories, poetry, nonfiction, and interdisciplinary work has appeared or is forthcoming in anthologies and journals, such as Fourth River, Puerto Del Sol, The Bombay Review, The Common, TAB, a journal of poetry & poetics, 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.
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