Rushi Vyas (he/him/his) is an American poet of Indian origin living in Aotearoa/New Zealand. His first manuscript, When I Reach For Your Pulse, is a two-time Finalist for the National Poetry Series. His first chapbook, Physics from the Scaffold, was named Runner-Up for the 2020 Center for Book Arts Chapbook Contest. Recent poems have featured in Adroit, The Offing, Tin House, 32 Poems, Redivider, Waxwing, Boulevard, AQR, Landfall (NZ), and elsewhere. He is currently a PhD student in Literature at Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo where he is writing a creative/critical project on bewilderment, relationality, and ecstasy in the poetics of walking.