Pitambar Naik is an advertising professional and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work appears or is forthcoming in The McNeese Review, Notre Dame Review, Packingtown Review, Mason Street Review, Ghost City Review, Glass, The Indian Quarterly, New Contrast, and elsewhere. The Anatomy of Solitude (Hawakal) is his debut book of poetry. He grew up in Odisha, India.