Preeti Vangani

Preeti Vangani

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Preeti Vangani grew up in Mumbai, India and is the author of Mother Tongue Apologize (RLFPA Editions, 2019), selected as winner of the RL Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Threepenny Review, Gulf Coast, Hobart among other journals, and has been supported by Ucross, Djerassi and California Center for Innovation. She is the recipient of the 2022 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. An alumni of the program, she teaches at the MFA program at University of San Francisco.


  • Poetry


  • MFA (Writing), University of San Francisco
  • MBA, Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad, India