"The Basket Maker" and "Invisible Season." 

Introduction by Sid Gold. 

from Spoken Here Spoken Now: WWPH Poets and Writers from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s. (2003). With special thanks to Sid Gold for permission.
Washington Writers’ Publishing House–https://www.washingtonwriters.org/

Ramola D is a fiction writer, poet, essayist, and journalist. Born and raised in Madras and Secunderabad, India, she moved to the United States on a creative writing and teaching fellowship, after receiving a BSc. in Physics and an MBA from the University of Madras. She received an MFA in poetry from George Mason University in 1991, and has taught composition and creative writing at Washington, DC area Universities and community colleges as adjunct faculty. She has also worked as a technical trainer and writer, web designer, and editor. Her poetry received a National Endowment for The Arts Fellowship in 2005. Her first collection of poetry, Invisible Season (WWPH, 1998), a finalist in the Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series, Calyx, and Wesleyan University Press contests, was awarded the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Prize in Poetry in 1998. Her first collection of short fiction, Temporary Lives (University of Massachusetts Press, 2009), won the 2008 AWP Grace Paley Award in Short Fiction. Her second collection of short fiction is For the Sake of the Boy (Paycock Press, 2022). Her essays, articles, writer-interviews, poetry, and fiction have appeared in various journals and anthologies, including Indian Express, Prairie Schooner, Green Mountains Review, Agni, The Writer’s Chronicle, Best American Poetry 1994, and Best American Fantasy 2007.