Vineetha Mekkoth is a poet, writer, translator, editor, reviewer. She lives with her family in Calicut, Kerala. Works as State Tax Officer in the State GST Department. Has translated for the Kerala Sahitya Akademi and has also contributed articles for the Malayalam Literary Survey. Her poems and short stories have been included in various anthologies. She has been selected for the ICOP Critics Award for March 2015 by Destiny Poets, UK. She is co-editor and participating poet of the anthology Umbilical Chords: An Anthology on Parents Remembered' (2015). Her debut poetry collection ‘Ashtavakra and Other Poems' was published in 2017. Her book finds mention in the Highly Recommended list of The International Prime Poetry Festival, 2019 and is mentioned in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature. She has also co-edited and contributed to The Roseatte Sonnet Anthology, 2020. Her latest book, 'Penpiravi - Birth of A Woman', (Authorspress, New Delhi, 2021) is the translation of the contemporary Malayalam poet Girija Pathekkara's poetry collection. It has been chosen for the Reuel International Prize for Translation, 2022. Vineetha has also co-edited and contributed to the short story collection, 'Cocoon Stories: Imprints of Childhood' (Authorspress, New Delhi, 2022).