Leeya Mehta is a prize-winning poet, fiction writer and essayist. Her new collection of poems is A Story of the World Before the Fence. Ms. Mehta writes a popular column on literary life called, “The Company We Keep”' and is an editor with Plume Poetry, where she features poets from Maine to Bombay. She grew up in Bombay and studied at Oxford University and at Georgetown University. She has spent most the last decade working at the World Bank on climate change and more recently in gender.
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