Shikha Malaviya

Shikha Malaviya ( is an Indo-American poet & writer. Her book, Geography of Tongues, was launched in December 2013 to acclaim and featured in The Times of India Literary Carnival, Prakriti, & other literary festivals. Shikha is co-founder of The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, a literary press dedicated to new poetic voices from India. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and published in journals such as Prairie Schooner, The Indian Quarterly & Drunken Boat. Shikha is deeply involved in the poetry community through events/initiatives such as writing/crowdsourcing a poem on solar energy with Greenpeace India; Composing a poem for Sankara Eye Foundation’s eye donation campaign; organizing ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change—Bangalore’, in 2012 and 2013; giving a TEDx talk on ‘Poetry in Daily Life’ in 2013. She currently lives in the San Francisco bay area.