Rochelle Potkar is a fiction writer and poet. Her stories have appeared in Far Enough East, Sein und Werden, The Medulla Review, The Nassau Review, Women Writers, Writer’s Hub, Bewildering Stories, Cantaraville, Muse India, The Bangalore Review, Revenge Ink, Nivasini, Unisun, Triangulation, and Lame Goat Publications. Her poems have appeared in The Brown Boat, The Finger Magazine, and Haibun Today (forthcoming).
Her poem, Knotted inside me was one of the eight shortlisted long poems for The RaedLeaf Poetry India Award, 2013. She has read her poetry at Holding up Half the Sky, 100Thousand Poets for Change, September ’13, at Mumbai Moulting: Erasures and a Palimpsest, Vikhroli Skin, Godrej India Culture Lab, December 2013, and at PEN@Prithvi, Prithvi house, 2014. She narrated a true-life tale The heart gets into slices at Tall Tales, June ’13. She completed an Advanced Fiction Seminar from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program via distance learning, ’13
She lives in the pandoramic city of Mumbai, with people real and imagined. She is the author of ‘The Arithmetic of breasts and other stories’. Her next book, Dreams of Déjà vu is a speculative novel.
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She didn’t think awards were for her, but she got three cute ones:
For the speculative short story, ‘The Point of Irish Coffee’ a gold medal and felicitation from Revenge Ink.
For her long poem, ‘Knotted inside me’ a shortlist prize and felicitation from RaedLeaf India Poetry award.
For the speculative short story, ‘Dream warriors: Ramayan redux’ the Editor’s Choice award from Triangulation: Parch.