Natasha Moni


Author's Bio

A first-generation American born to native Dutch and Indian parents, Natasha Kochicheril Moni is a licensed naturopathic doctor in WA State. A 2018 Jack Straw Writer, Natasha's publication credits include Magma, The Rumpus, Entropy, one full-length poetry collection (The Cardiologist’s Daughter, Two Sylvias Press, 2014) and three poetry chapbook collections (Lay Down Your Fleece, Shirt Pocket Press, 2017; Nearly, Dancing Girl Press, 2018; A Nation (Imagined), forthcoming from Floating Bridge Press, 2018).

She has enjoyed creating/hosting a spoken word venue for at-risk youth, editing/publishing a small literary journal (Crab Creek Review, 2006-2008), interning for Small Press Distribution Books, sitting on literary arts panels (Centrum, Hedgebrook, Artist Trust), as well as transcribing audio for the Alan Watts Mountain Center.

Natasha is available to lecture/read, given the feasibility (dates, time, location, payment).

Publications & Prizes

The Cardiologist's Daughter (Two Sylvias Press, 2014)
Nearly (Dancing Girl Press, 2018)
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Lifelines: A Dartmouth Medical School Literary Journal
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Winner of the 2018 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Contest; A Nation (Imagined) forthcoming in fall 2018. 2018 Jack Straw Writing Fellow (Seattle, WA). Semi-finalist for 2018 Brittany Noakes Poetry Award. Finalist for LA Cultural Weekly's 2017 Jack Grapes Award. Best of 2017: Best Online Articles and Essays by Entropy Magazine. 2011 semifinalist for Dana Awards.Nominated for Best of the Net in 2011. Nominated for Best of the Net and Best of the Web in 2010.  2010 semifinalist in Crab Orchard Review full-length poetry contest. 2009 finalist for Best of the Net. 2008 semi-finalist for Black Lawrence Press's Hudson Prize. 2008 Puffin Foundation Grant. 2007 semi-finalist for Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook Contest. 2004 finalist for Vincent Chin Memorial Prize (chapbook) sponsored by Kundiman for Asian-American writers.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
PR for Poets by Jeannine Hall Gailey, Oceanic by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

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Virginia Beach, VA
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Last update: Jul 09, 2018