Natasha Moni

County: Klickitat County




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Born in New Jersey and raised in Virginia by a Dutch mother and an Indian father, Natasha Kochicheril Moni is a writer who lives in Klickitat County. Mixed cultures and soaking in moonlight to the backdrop of herons squawking across the Lynnhaven Inlet set the foundation for her writing development. Natasha considers books, irony, and injustice to be her greatest teachers. Her most rewarding moments are when readers/writers/students connect with her around shared struggles of belonging, passing for white or living in a culture that insists individuals check off boxes to make others feel safe.  

Natasha is the author of four poetry collections, The Cardiologist’s Daughter (Two Sylvias Press, 2014), Lay Down Your Fleece (Shirt Pocket Press, 2017), Nearly (dancing girl press, 2017), and A Nation (Imagined) (Floating Bridge Press, 2018). Her poetry, fiction, essays, and book reviews have been published in 70 journals including Verse, [PANK], Magma, The Rumpus, and the Examined Life Journal. Natasha enjoys mentoring writers and teaches publishing workshops at Hugo House. 

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