Divya M. Persaud is a writer, composer, and planetary scientist of Indo-Caribbean heritage from New Jersey. She is the recipient of The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective Editor’s Choice Award for her book of poetry, "do not perform this" (2018), and the author of poetry collections "color" (2016) and "de caelo et tellure" (2015). Divya is also the composer of the postmodern song cycle/album THEY WILL BE FREE (2017). Her art incorporates her polymathic background and transcends form to discuss memory and the double-diaspora experience. Divya is pursuing a Ph.D. in planetary imaging in the United Kingdom.