Kashyap's first book of poetry, Crossing Black Waters, will be published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press later this year. The holder of an M.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing from University of California at Davis and San Francisco State University respectively, she has published work in Quiddity (upcoming), Spork, Asia Writes, the Waits-Mast Poetry Collection 2009 chapbook, Noe Valley Voice, and the 2009 International edition of The Fourth River among other journals, and has been anthologized numerous times in UK and U.S. based publications. She is an Adjunct Professor of English at City College of San Francisco, and is also a wife, and mother to two beautiful girls.