Shreerekha is an immigrant who thinks of NYC as her city and poetry as her home. After earning her PhD in Comparative Literature from Rutgers, she became faculty at a public university in Texas. She teaches classes in the humanities at the undergraduate and graduate levels both in the free world and a men’s prison. She has published academic works such as a monograph, articles and chapters on the contemporary novel, especially South Asian, African American, and Caribbean texts and films. At present, she is working on an edited volume on carcerality in the global context and a monograph on the carceral imaginary in literature, the material world, and her sites of teaching. Her academic aim, arising from Angela Davis’s abolition democracy, and building on the intellectual projects of scholars like Michelle Alexander, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Marie Gottschalk amidst others is to think about uncarcerating the carceral chokehold in our public spheres and intimate imaginaries. To contact her, please write to [email protected].