Vineetha Mekkoth is a poet, writer, translator and editor. She lives with her family in Calicut, Kerala. She is working as Assistant State Tax Officer in the Kerala State GST Department. She has been translating for the Kerala Sahitya Academy since 2014 and has also contributed articles for the Malayalam Literary Survey, a quarterly brought out by the academy. She has published poems in various anthologies and ezines. She is co-editor of ‘A Dangerous predicament and other snippets: The Great Balancing Act in Indian Families’ and also co-editor and participating poet of the anthology ‘Umbilical Chords: An Anthology on Parents Remembered’. Her short stories have been published online in Readomania, the journal Langlit and in the collection ‘Silhouette I & II and other Short Stories’. Her debut poetry collection ‘Ashtavakra and Other Poems’ was published in 2017 and is available on Amazon. Her book finds mention in the Highly Recommended list of The International Prime Poetry Festival 2019.