Anupama Amaran is an award-winning instructor of young writers. Her students have won national and regional awards, consistently see their writing published in journals, and often continue on to join prestigious writing programs. A poet, critic, essayist, and translator whose work has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, Waxwing, Juked, Numéro Cinq, and elsewhere, she teaches at Ramapo College, River River Writers Circle (, and Writopia Lab. In her early writing career, she worked in medical, scientific and legal publishing. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Vermont College of Fine Arts. Recent honors include Pushcart Prize nominations in 2015 and 2018, and a fellowship at the Center for Book Arts in NYC. Her poetry chapbook, Saffron Threaded, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. Anupama lives with her family in Nyack, New York.