Dr Sonali Pattnaik (Phd) is a poet, academic, educator and visual artist from India. She was formerly Lecturer in English (Permanent) at Kirori Mal College, Delhi University and currently Visiting Professor of English and Outside Expert, Board of Studies at St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad. Her debut book of poetry when the flowers begin to speak published by Writers Workshop has been described by writer and scholar Sudha Rai as “truly a milestone in Indian feminist writing” and as reminiscent of Sylvia Plath’s poetry by renowned poet Candice Louisa Daquin and was featured in the “India Bibliography” of the prestigious Journal of Commonwealth Literature.