Bombay Gin Editorial Board


Serena Chopra – Editor-in-Chief

Serena Chopra  has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Denver and an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the author of two full-length books of poems, This Human (Coconut 2013) and Ic (Horse Less Press 2017), as well as two chapbooks, Penumbra (Flying Guillotine Press 2012) and Livid Season (Free Poetry 2012). She is a Kundiman Fellow and  a 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar, for which she is composing hybrid writing informed by her research with queer women in Bangalore, India. She is a multidisciplinary artist, working as a professional dancer, theater/performance artist and visual artist. She is a co-founder and actor in the poet’s theater group, GASP and worked with Denver’s Splintered Light Theater on a full-length production of Ic, for which she composed the soundscore. She has an ongoing text/image collaboration, Memory is a Future Tense, with artist Lu Cong.

Swanee Astrid – Managing Web Editor

Swanee is a poet-scribe from Sacramento, CA. Prior to serving as the Managing Web Editor, she was the 2014 Art & Archive editor for Bombay Gin. She has also worked on Vestal Review, the first on-line and print journal dedicated to flash fiction, & as an associate editor and an art editor for Earthwords, the undergraduate literary journal at the University of Iowa. Swanee is also an ardent activist, collectivizing and liberating the written word via the Sacramento Poetry Center, Real Poets, Bouldering Poets, SPAN, always looking for ways to foster mentorship through her interactions. Her own work explores world building, linguistic permutations, ancestral roots, and seed sounds.


Associate Editors

Poetry / Prose / Art / Archive / Web /  Social Media




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