Meher Manda is a poet, short story writer, journalist, and educator originally from Mumbai, India, currently based in New York City. She holds an MFA in Fiction, and is the author of the chapbook of poems, Busted Models, published by No, Dear Magazine and Small Anchor Press in 2019. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Catapult, Hobart, Los Angeles Review, Peach Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for Best New Poets 2020. Meher began teaching with Usdan in 2020.