Sumita Chakraborty’s poetry, criticism, and scholarship appears or is forthcoming in POETRY, the Los Angeles Review of BooksCultural Critique, and elsewhere. She is poetry editor of AGNI Magazine and art editor of At Length, and holds a doctorate in English from Emory University. She received a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation in 2017 and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem by the Forward Arts Foundation in 2018. She has recently completed her first collection of poems, O Spirit, and is working on a scholarly book project provisionally titled The Poetics of Ethics in the Anthropocene. In 2018-2019, she will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing, at Emory. 


Selected media

"Dinnerview: Sumita Chakraborty." With Danielle Susi. Entropy (April 11, 2018).

"Rapid-Fire with Sumita Chakraborty." Shoreline Review (March 2018).

"Editors Talk Poetry Rejections: Sumita Chakraborty, AGNI." Frontier Poetry (February 5, 2018).

"Sumita Chakraborty on 'Dear, beloved.'" With Don Share and Lindsay Garbutt. Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast (April 24, 2017). 

Forthcoming public events

Speaking at the Summer Publishing Institute on the Literary Magazine Panel, June 2, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN.

Reading at A Celebration of Love Poems featuring Hanif Abdurraqib / Kaveh Akbar / Eloisa Amezcua / Fatimah Asghar / Kelly Butler / Robert Olen Butler / Richard Cardillo / Sumita Chakraborty / Jos Charles / Cortney Lamar Charleston / Safia Elhillo / Kat Finch / Steve Henn / Zaya Henn / Sara Eliza Johnson / Paige Lewis / Zach Linge / Carly Joy Miller / Angel Nafis / Hieu Minh Nguyen / Jacquelyn Pope / Jayme Ringleb / Don Share / Danez Smith / David J. Thompson / Lena Khalaf Tuffaha / R. A. Villanueva / Jane Wong. June 8, 7pm, Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA. 

Afterward: Reading in Minneapolis on The Commons in August; reading in Atlanta at Kennesaw State University in September; reading in Atlanta at Emory University in September. Information forthcoming.

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