Kaysang grew up in Dharamshala and studied literature in Delhi. Poetry is a practice toward her desire for beauty and her aspiration to it. She hopes one day to be able to write with much more honesty.

Kaysang is the cofounder of Drokmo, a feminist organization working on gender justice in Tibetan and Himalayan communities in India.

Her book of poems broken portraits was published by Blackneck Books, an imprint of TibetWrites, in 2016.

Kaysang on TibetWrites

Poetry [4]

  • Untitled the chang tastes just like the one / your grandma makes every winter before she leaves / for dorje-den and varanasi, 29 June 2020
  • Untitled mother, i have / inherited / your hands. / each wrinkle speaks 29 June 2020
  • Untitled teach me how to be / gesar’s daughter: / fierce / warrior-like / firm in the war for truth 29 June 2020
  • Untitled when they call me / by a quarter / of the name i was given / by my lama, 29 June 2020


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