Vinita Agrawal

Vinita Agrawal

Contributor and Contest Judge

Vinita Agrawal, author of Words Not Spoken, is a Mumbai-based, award-winning poet and writer. Her poems have appeared in Cha, Constellations, The Fox Chase Review, Pea River Journal, Open Road Review, Stockholm Literary Review, Poetry Pacific, Spark, The Brown Critique, Mandala, among others. She was nominated for the Best of the Net Awards 2011, awarded first prize in the Wordweavers Contest 2014, commendation prize in the All India Poetry Competition 2014 and won the 2014 Hour of Writes Contest twice. She was featured in the ten questions interview series on Fox Chase Review. She has presented papers on women and Buddhism internationally and intends to write a book on Buddha’s travels. Her second anthology is due for release in 2015. Apart from academics, she likes tea, kettles and mountain mists. She can be reached at


  • Issue #16 (March 2012): The Refugees Are Here [Read]
  • Issue #17 (June 2012): Words Not Spoken [Read]
  • Cha “The Other Side” Poetry Contest: Judge [information]
  • Issue #27 (March 2015): “The Other Side” Poetry Contest Winners: Why We Chose These Poems [Read]