Ellen Kombiyil

Writer, Coach


Ellen Kombiyil is the author of the full-length poetry collection Histories of the Future Perfect (2015), and a micro chapbook Avalanche Tunnel (Ryga, 2016), and has new work forthcoming in Boston Review, The Fiddlehead, The National Poetry Review and Prelude. She has read, performed or taught workshops at Split This Rock, the Prakriti Poetry Festival in Chennai, the Raedleaf Poetry Awards in Hyderabad, and Lekhana in Bangalore, India.

As a co-Founder of The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, one of her greatest joys is mentoring writers towards the completion of their projects. You can expect personalized prompts or writing games to tap into the creative flow, talking through obstacles and setting writing goals, discussing submissions strategies and finding markets for your work, writing through obstacles and rediscovering the joy in your work. She currently lives in New York City and you can read more about her coaching at http://www.ellenkom.com/mentoring/.