AVATARA is forthcoming with Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs. It explores the changing cross-cultural meanings of the concept “avatar” in relationship to both corporal incarnations of deities from plural Hindu religious traditions and the contemporary play of digital identities. The Ardhanarishvara (half-male, half-female) version of the deity Shiva is a presiding figure. Avatara has been a finalist in Carnegie Mellon Press open submissions and New American Press contest. Read "Shiva, Again & Again" from the collection.