Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih was born in Sohra, Meghalaya. He writes poetry, drama and fiction in Khasi and English. He is the author of Around the Hearth: Khasi Legends, and the co-editor of Dancing Earth: An Anthology of Poetry from Northeast India.
He has published poems and stories in Planet, The Welsh Internationalist, Wasafiri, the New Welsh Review, PEN International, the Literary Review, the Oxford Anthology of Writings from Northeast India and more. His awards include the Northeast Poetry Award (2004), the Veer Shankar Shah-Raghunath Shah National Award (2008) and a Tagore Fellowship (2018). He teaches literature at Northeastern Hill University, Shillong.