Athena Kashyap’s first book, ‘Crossing Black Waters’, was a finalist in the Stephen F. Austin State University Press poetry awards, and published by them in Austin, Texas in 2012. Her second book, ‘Sita of the Earth and Forests’, is forthcoming in 2014, and will be published also by SFA Press. She currently makes her home in Bangalore, India where she teaches English writing and literature to college students and whoever else is interested.