About

Leena Soman Navani writes poetry, fiction, and reviews, and her writing has been featured with Pleiades and Muzzle among other publications. She’s the poetry reviews editor for The Rumpus. For her work across genres, she’s received support from the National Book Critics Circle, Catapult, Brooklyn Poets, BOAAT, Bread Loaf, the Visible Poetry Project, and the Bennington Writing Seminars, where she earned her MFA. Her debut poetry manuscript SHOULD was a finalist for the University of Wisconsin Press Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes in Poetry as well as BOA Editions’ A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. She is also a graduate of Columbia University’s School for International & Public Affairs and lives in New York.