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Chaya Bhuvaneswar

Chaya Bhuvaneswar, a Cleaver editorial intern, is a practicing physician and writer with a forthcoming debut short story collection WHITE DANCING ELEPHANTS (Dzanc Books) available at http://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/book/9781945814617 and other indie books online, at www.dzancbooks.org, as well as at the big behemoth. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Narrative Magazine, Tin House, Electric Lit, The Rumpus, The Millions, Large Hearted Boy, Chattahoochee Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Awl, jellyfish review, aaduna and elsewhere, with poetry in Cutthroat, sidereal, Indolent Books, Natural Bridge, apt magazine, Hobart, Ithaca Lit, Quiddity and elsewhere. Her poetry and prose juxtapose Hindu epics, other myths and histories, and the survival of sexual harassment and racialized sexual violence by diverse women of color. She recently received the Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship and a Henfield award for her writing. Her work received several Pushcart Prize anthology nominations this year as well as a Joy Harjo Poetry Contest prize. Follow her on Twitter at @chayab77 including for upcoming readings and events and check out chayabhuvaneswar.com.