Ellen Kombiyil

Ellen Kombiyil is the author of Histories of the Future Perfect (2015), and her micro chapbook, Avalanche Tunnel, is forthcoming. A fellow at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program in 2013, Kombiyil’s poetry and fiction have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, BOOTH, Spillway, Poemeleon, and Tinderbox, among others. She is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a Best of the Net nominee, and has read, performed or taught workshops at the annual Prakriti Poetry festival in Chennai, the Raedleaf Poetry Awards in Hyderabad, and Lekhana in Bangalore. She is a co-Founder of The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective. Originally from Syracuse, New York, and a graduate of the University of Chicago, she is a recent transplant from Bangalore, India, where she lived for nearly eleven years. She currently lives in New York City.