Anita Nahal, Ph.D., CDP is an Indian American poet, flash fictionist, children’s writer, columnist, and professor. Anita has three books of poetry, one of flash fictions, four for children and three edited anthologies to her credit. Her latest released poetry book is, What’s wrong with us Kali women? (Kelsay Books, 2021), and her fourth poetry book, Kisses at the espresso bar is due for release in 2022, also by Kelsay Books. A fourth edited poetry anthology is also set for release in 2022.
Anita’s book, What’s wrong with us Kali women? was nominated as his choice for the best poetry book of the year 2021 by celebrated Guyanese-Indian-Canadian poet and novelist, Cyril Dabydeen for the British Ars Notoria’s annual nominations. Anita was also a finalist in the 2021 Women’s artist contest at The Ekphrastic Review and received an honorable mention in the 2016 Concretewolf Chapbook contest. Three of Anita’s books are prescribed in a course on multiculturalism and immigration at the University of the Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Anita’s poems and flash fictions are found in journals in the US, UK, Asia, and Australia, and her poems are also housed at Stanford University’s Digital Humanities Initiative. She is also a columnist with Aaduna, a New York based journal. Anita teaches at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC. Anita is the daughter of Sahitya Akademi award-winning Indian novelist, Chaman Nahal and educationist, Sudarshna Nahal. Anita resides in the US with her son, daughter in law and golden doodle girl. More on her at https://anitanahal.wixsite.com/anitanahal.
Paperback: 94 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (August 9, 2021)
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