Born in a warm corner of India, Kushal Poddar (1977- ) is widely published in several countries. Prestigious anthologies include Men In The Company of Women and Penn International MK. He is featured in various radio programs in Canada and USA and has collaborated with photographers for an exhibition in Venice and with performers for several audio publications . He is presently living at Kolkata and writing poetry, fictions and scripts for short films when not engaged in his day job as a counsel/ lawyer in the High Court At Calcutta. He authored, The Circus Came To My Island (Spare Change Press, Ohio) and A Place For Your Ghost Animals (Ripple Effect Publications, Colorado Springs) and his forthcoming book is Herding My Thoughts To The Slaughterhouse.