Gaurav Monga is a prose poet from New Delhi, India. He learned German to read the works of Franz Kafka and his influences include Walter Benjamin, Robert Walser and Maurice Blanchot. His debut book, Tears for Rahul Dutta, was published by Philistine Press. Much of his other work can be read at Birkensnake, Zero Ducats, Juked, Spurl Editions, Danse Macabre and Sein und Werden. Excerpts of his book, Ruins, published by Desirepath Publishers, can be read in Hardly Doughnuts and the Fanzine. Another collection of short stories, Family Matters, is slated to be published by Eibonvale Press in 2018. He teaches creative writing, literature, German, theater and epistemology, and has worked at schools and universities in India, Nepal, and Switzerland. He is currently teaching in the Czech Republic.