Raised in India and Bahrain, Aishwarya Iyer studied literature at the universities of Mumbai, Jadavpur and Pennsylvania. Before teaching at O.P. Jindal Global University in Sonipat, she worked as a copy editor and researcher. Her poems have appeared in journals such as QLRS, Kindle Magazine, The Bombay Literary Magazine, Humanities Underground, Almost Island, Muse India, Pratik: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing, Poetry at Sangam, and in the anthology Map Called Home. She was the recipient of the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize in 2015. She is putting together her first book of poems, and is discovering drawing.
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