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Vandana Kumar

Vandana Kumar is a Middle School French teacher in New Delhi, India. An educator with over 20 years of experience, she is also a French translator and recruitment consultant. Her poems have been published in various national and international journals and websites like ‘Mad Swirl’, Toronto based ‘Scarlet Leaf Review’, Philadelphia based ‘North of Oxford’, UK based ‘Destiny Poets’, ‘Lothlorien Poetry Journal’, Saint Paul, Minnesota based ‘Grey Sparrow Journal’, California based ‘Piker Press’, ‘Madras Courier’, Glomag etc. She has featured in anthologies like Houston, Texas based – ‘Harbinger Asylum’, US based ‘Kali Project’ and ‘But You Don’t Look sick’ of Indie Blu(e) Publishing etc. She has been part of two projects of the World literature series on Post- modern voices and critical thought. Vandana is a cinephile who inherited her love for the movies from her late father and her affinity for French cinema seems to be a natural corollary of being at the Alliance and Chabrol seems to be her favorite from the French New Wave. You can find her cinema articles on websites and journals like ‘Just-Cinema’, ‘The Daily Eye’, ‘The Free Press Journal’, ‘’ and ‘The Artamour.’

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