Poet / Writer
“The beauty of this poem is born from its specificity…[it] liberates our losses, pulls them into our days, celebrates imagination and all we wish had been.”
-Kayleb Rae Candrilli, judge of the 2021 James T. Whitehead Award for Poetry
"In her poems, Shalini Rana celebrates life even as she confronts loss...Her poems are courageous testaments to the beauty that once was, and the beauty that remains in the wake of loss."
-Lucinda Roy, Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech