Kumar, PoetryWITS Editor
Kumar came from Ireland, and her husband came from India.
They met in a Chemistry lab. So they are a multicultural
mix. Then her children have begun to marry people who are
neither Irish nor Indian - and some are not even American!
It's no wonder the whole family reads world news every day,
and that she loves learning about new cultures.
has taught biology or chemistry to students from kindergarten
through medical school, and she has also taught other teachers
and professors how best to teach and to integrate technologies.
She ran a state-wide professional development website for
all teachers and administrators in New Jersey.
But writing and poetry is in her blood. Her father was an
author of fiction and short stories, and she is a descendant
of Robert Herrick (who lived ages ago). She wrote poetry
and children's stories during her children's gymnastics
or soccer practices, or after teaching science all day.
She thinks about poems when she rides her bike or walks
in the woods or by the sea. She has published poems in the
US and the UK. Recently she also published some of her children's
here to email Lavinia Kumar