Madhu Kaza is a writer, artist and educator based in New York City. She received an M.F.A in Creative Writing and an M.Phil. in Comparative Literature from New York University, where she has taught literature and writing. She is a director of the non-profit literary arts organization, Witness Tree, which has produced innovative literary arts programs in places such as Trinidad, The Gambia, Ghana, Haiti and India. As an instructor in the Language and Thinking program, she has taught incarcerated students (through the Bard Prison Initiative) as well as ESL students at the Bard campus. She has been an Associate of the Institute for Writing and Thinking since 2006.