Mani Rao

Mani Rao a member of the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize jury, is the author of twelve poetry books including Love Me in a HurryNew & Selected Poems, and three books in translation from Sanskrit including Saundarya Lahari—Wave of Beauty (2022). Her writing has appeared in such journals and anthologies as Poetry Magazine, Wasafiri, Fulcrum, Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets, and Penguin Book of the Prose Poem. She has an MFA in creative writing and a PhD in religious studies. She held writing residencies at Iowa International Writing Program, Omi Ledig House, and IPSI Canberra. 

Speaker @ HLF 2023


2:00–2:45 pm

28 Jan HLF 2023 - Day 2

Kaavya Dhaara | Poetry Reading (English)

Mani Rao, Sharmishta Mohanty, Sridala Swami, Usha Raman

IIL Hall

3:40–4:25 pm

28 Jan HLF 2023 - Day 2

Kaavya Dhaara | Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize Session

Mani Rao, Syam Sudhakar
(Moderated by Aparna Rayaprol and the Department of English, University of Hyderabad)

IIL Hall