Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa is the first Tibetan female poet to be published in English and is the author of three collections of poetry: My rice tastes like the lake, In the Absent Everyday and Rules of the House, all from Apogee Press. My rice tastes like the lake was a finalist for the Northern California Independent Bookseller’s Book of the Year Award for 2012.  Penguin, India, published Dhompa’s first non-fiction book, A Home in Tibet, in September 2013, and it is forthcoming in the US by Shambhala Publications. She teaches creative writing and is pursuing a PhD in literature at the University of California in Santa Cruz.