Tishani Doshi was born in Madras, India. She is an award-winning poet, journalist, essayist, and novelist, whose work has been translated into five languages. Doshi is also a professional dancer with the Chandralekha Troupe. She lives in Tamil Nadu, India, with her husband and three dogs.
"Tishani Doshi... offer[s] an eloquent dissection of the body--its attributes, metaphors, deficiencies and contradictions--all delivered in chromatic, richly textured lines, in which the assured manipulation of rhythm and internal rhyme produces poems of remarkable balance and grace." --The Guardian "Elegiac and fevered, Tishani Doshi's poems search for ways to make their peace with tide and temporality, with fragility and violence, even as they celebrate that there is really 'no end to unknowing'." - Arundhathi Subramaniam "Doshi's poems have both heart and intelligence. They are rich in mysterious images, and narratives both explicit and implied. You could read them a hundred times and still find something you hadn't noticed before." --Louis de Bernieres "There is a fierce power to Tishani Doshi's poetry. Delicate as spun silk, it draws us into the zone of desire, even as it opens us to what lies beyond." --Meena Alexander "[Everything Begins Elsewhere] is a book you will cleave to; by the end, so enlightened that you may feel inclined to read it all over again." --George Carys Williams, Wales Arts Review