Aekta Khubchandani is a writer and poet from Bombay. She is the founder of Poetry Plant Project, where she conducts month-long poetry workshops. She is currently matriculating her dual MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry & Nonfiction) from The New School in New York. She is a summer teaching fellow at WriteOn NYC. Her recent fiction “Love in Bengali Dialect”, winner of Pigeon Pages Fiction contest is nominated for Best American Short Fiction anthology. Her poems were awarded the winner of honorable mention by the Paul Violi Prize. Her work is published in Speculative Nonfiction, Passages North, Epiphany, VAYAVYA, and elsewhere. She has performed spoken word poetry in India, Bhutan, and New York. She’s working on her first book of hybrid poems.