N a t a s h a K o c h i c h e r i l M o n i
is a first-generation American, born to native Dutch and East Indian parents.
She holds a BA in Child Development from Tufts University, completed
Premedical Program at Mills College, and is a first
year naturopathic medical student at
Her essays, poetry,
fiction, and reviews
appear in journals including: Indiana
Santa Fe Writers Project, and
Natasha's poetry was nominated for
Best of the Net 2011, Best of the Web 2010,
and recognized as a finalist in
Best of the
Net 2009. Her full-length poetry manuscripts have been semi-finalists in
Crab Orchard First
Book Award and the
Black Lawrence Press
Hudson Prize. Natasha's poems were also acknowledged as semifinalists in
the 2011 Dana Awards.
Recently, she acted as a literary arts selection panelist for
Artist Trust's 2012 GAP grant.