Rochelle Potkar

Rochelle Potkar is an alumna of Iowa’s International Writing Program (2015) and a Charles Wallace Writer’s fellow, University of Stirling (2017). She is the author of Four Degrees of Separation and Paper Asylum, shortlisted for the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2020. Her poetry film Skirt showcased Shonda Rhimes’s Shondaland. Her poem “To Daraza” won the 2018 Norton Girault Literary Prize, and “The Girl from Lal Bazaar” was shortlisted for the 2018 Gregory O’ Donoghue International Poetry Prize, Ireland. Widely-anthologized, she has read her poetry in India, Bali, Iowa, Macao, Stirling, Glasgow, Hongkong, Ukraine, Hungary, Bangladesh, and the Gold Coast, Australia. Her short story collection Bombay Hangovers is due soon. Her website is