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Curriculum Vitae


EDUCATION

Ph.D. in English, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (May 2018)
Graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

B.A. in English and Creative Writing, magna cum laude, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA (May 2008)


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Helen Zell Visiting Professor in Poetry, University of Michigan, 2019 - 2022

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Lecturer in English and Creative Writing, Emory University, 2018-2019


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Poetry and poetics; twentieth- and twenty-first century transatlantic literature; creative writing, including craft, editing, and publishing; critical theory, the intersections between gender studies, critical race studies, and ecology studies; feminist and queer theory; ethics.


PUBLICATIONS

Books

Arrow. (Full-length poetry collection.) Alice James Books (U.S.) and Carcanet Press (U.K.), September 2020.

Academic Peer-Reviewed Articles

"Anthropocene Ethics and its Lapses: Lyric Eros, Racism, and the Example of Sylvia Plath’s Bees." Under review. 

“No” (an essay on the keyword “no” in The Waste Land). In “Reading The Waste Land with the #MeToo Generation” (collection of essays). With Megan Quigley, Janine Utell, Erin Templeton, Michelle Taylor, Nancy Gish, Carrie Preston, and Ria Banerjee. Modernism/modernity PrintPlus 4.1 (March 2019).

“Of New Calligraphy: Seamus Heaney, Planetarity, and Lyric’s Uncanny Space-Walk.” Cultural Critique 104 (Summer 2019).

Academic Non-Peer Reviewed Essays

“Poetic Networks Begin After Death: On Lucille Clifton’s Spirit-Writings” (invited contribution to a critical forum). College Literature 46.4 (Fall 2019, Special Issue: Poetry Networks).

Selected Poems

“O.” Memorious 30 (July 2019).

“Essay on Thunder.” The American Poetry Review (November/December 2018).

“Arrow.” Connotation Press’s A Poetry Congeries (November 2018).

“Basic Questions.” Glass: Poets Resist (November 2018).

"O Spirit," "O Spirit," "Essay on Joy," and "Essay on Devotion." The Rumpus (May 2018).

“Windows.” POETRY (November 2017).

“Dear, beloved.” POETRY (April 2017).

“Chorus” and “Each one the other’s phantom limb in the sea.” BOAAT (January/February 2017).

“Orchards, I.” Berfrois (29 June 2016).

“Bear, II.” The Journal 40.2 (Spring 2016).

“And death demands a labor.” Adroit 16 (Spring 2016).

“Hound.” Witness XXIX.1 (Spring 2016).

“Luz.” Gulf Coast 28.1 (Winter/Spring 2016).

“Marigolds.” At Length (July 2015).

“Spring.” Boston Review (May/June 2015).

“The sly animals see at once how little at home we are in the interpreted world” and “For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror.” MiPOesias (August 2014).

“As if from a Satellite in Distance Space, on a Winter Night.” PANK (July 2014).

“The Field” and "Bear." Anti– (June 2014).

Poems have also been reprinted in the following journals and anthologies: Best American Poetry 2019 (Simon & Schuster, 2019), 100 More Great Indian Poems (Bloomsbury, 2019), New Poetries VII (Carcanet Press, UK, 2017); PN Review (Carcanet Press, UK, 2017).

Selected Public Literary Criticism

"The Trouble You Promised: Reading Tracy K. Smith." Los Angeles Review of Books (August 26, 2018).

“Carried Off to the World’s End: A Study of Alice Oswald in Five Parts.” Los Angeles Review of Books (3 January 2017).

“Violet and Violent: A Conversation with Melissa Green.” Los Angeles Review of Books (21 February 2016).

“Night Out of Many Many Bright Roses [on Rilke translations].” Rain Taxi Review of Books Online Edition (Summer 2015).

“This Trip Around the Sun is Expensive” (collaborative review). JERRY Magazine 9 (March 2015).

The Needle by Jennifer Grotz (review). Rain Taxi Review of Books Online Edition (Summer 2011).

Juvenilia by Ken Chen (microreview). Boston Review 36.1 (January/February 2011).

The Sore Throat and Other Poems by Aaron Kunin (review). Rain Taxi Review of Books 15.3 (Fall 2010). Reprinted on Powell’s Books’ Review-a-Day.

Leave Me Hidden by Franz Wright (review). Rain Taxi Review of Books 15.2 (Summer 2010). Print.

Restoration by Christina Pugh (microreview). Boston Review 35.3 (May/June 2010).

Books Edited

Soundings: On the Poetry of Melissa Green. Arrowsmith Press, 2016. Edited with introduction.

Work in Progress

The Poetics of Ethics in the Anthropocene (book-length scholarly MS). 

“Yes, We Are Here: Revising Loss During Mass Extinction with Lucille Clifton” (scholarly article MS).

Selected Interviews, Public Scholarship, and Media

Participant in recurrent #ArtofPoetry discussion, sponsored by The Paris Review, with Danez Smith, Kamran Javadizadeh, and Kaveh Akbar (occurs monthly).

"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).

“Reading List: November 2017.” PoetryFoundation.org (November 2017).

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

“Reading List: April 2017.” PoetryFoundation.org (April 2017).


FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS

Shortlist for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, Forward Arts Foundation, 2018

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, Poetry Foundation, 2017-8

Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Emory University, 2017-8

Andrew M. Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Morehouse College (declined), 2017-8

Dean’s Teaching Fellowship, Emory University (declined), 2017-8

Anne & Bill Newton Graduate Fellowship, Emory University (declined), 2017-8

Emory Libraries Graduate Fellowship, Rose Library, Emory University (declined), 2017-8 

Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory Graduate Fellowship, Emory University (declined), 2017-8

Scholarship to attend the Kenyon Playwright’s Conference, Kenyon College, 2015

Piedmont Project TATTO Fellowship in Sustainability, Teaching, and Curriculum, Emory University, 2014

Bursary to attend the T. S. Eliot International Summer School, University of London, 2013

George W. Woodruff Fellowship for Graduate Study, Emory University, 2012-7

Morris S. Smith Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Writers, Writers’ Room of Boston, 2009 

Departmental Honors in English, Wellesley College, 2008

Florence Annette Wing Prize Memorial Prize for Lyric Poetry, Wellesley College, 2008


CONFERENCES

Research Papers

“Prosody Without Time.” Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP), College Park, MD (October 2019).

“Ethics Begins Near Death: Lucille Clifton, Tracy K. Smith, and Praxes for Coexistence in the Anthropocene.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE), Davis, GA (June 2019).

“Yes, We Are Here: Revising Loss During Mass Extinction With Lucille Clifton.” American Comparative Literature Association (March 2019).

“The Lacunary Universe.” Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts (SLSA), Atlanta, GA (November 2016).

“Figuratively Speaking: On Feeling Badly.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Cambridge, MA (March 2016).

“Once More, With Feeling.” (Formerly titled “Cyborg Sensoriums.”) Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Houston, TX (November 2015).

“My Dirty Little Heaven: Agony, Ecstasy, and Eros in Wangechi Mutu’s Sensual and Catastrophic Ecologies.” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), Milwaukee, WI (November 2015).

“‘This reality / is infection': H.D.’s Prismatic and Violent Ecologies.” American Literature Association (ALA), Boston, MA (May 2015).

“Heaney’s Uncanny Planet.” Modernist Studies Association (MSA), Pittsburgh, PA (November 2014).

“Eliot’s Dark Ecology.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Atlanta, GA (November 2013).

“Ambiguous and all but improbable: Marianne Moore, William Blake, and Observations.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), New Brunswick, NJ (April 2011).

Creative Writing Talks

“Poetics Across Disciplines.” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), San Antonio, TX (March 2020).

“Poetics of Oblique Violence.” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Portland, OR (March 2019).

"Editing Patriarchy: Women Editors Respond to Historic and Restorative Publishing." Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Portland, OR (March 2019). 

“Sweet, Fraught South: Readings and Incitements to Write from Place.” Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation and Witness. Washington, D.C. (April 2018).

“Tools from the Craft of Editing: A Revision-Based Workshop.” Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation and Witness, Washington, D. C. (April 2018).

“Into the Expanse: Reinventing the Contemporary Long Poem.” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Tampa, FL (March 2018).

“‘The Word Doesn’t Mean Anything’: Craft, the Confessional, and Beyond.” Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Salem, MA (May 2017).

“The Craft of Editing Poetry.” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Washington, D.C. (February 2017).

“Women Who Edit.” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Los Angeles, CA (March 2016).

Panels Organized

With Robin Beth Schaer, “Into the Expanse: Reinventing the Contemporary Long Poem.” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Tampa, FL (March 2018). 

“I Realigned the Cosmos: Lyric Poetry and Science.” Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts (SLSA), Atlanta, GA (November 2016).

With Margaret Greaves, “Cosmological Confluences.” Modernist Studies Association (MSA), Pittsburgh, PA (November 2014).

Invited Research Presentations and Scholarly Talks

Talk on a panel during an event with Dr. Kay Jamison titled “Moods and Music - Robert Lowell: Poet and Patient.” Emory University, Atlanta, GA (October 2018).

Presentation on the keyword "No" on the roundtable "Reading The Waste Land in the Age of #MeToo." The 39th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (September 2018).

“Anthropocene Ethics and its Lapses: Lyric Eros and the Example of Sylvia Plath’s Bees.” The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (March 2017).

“Signs of Feeling Everywhere: The Posthuman Ethics of Lyric Emotion.” The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (November 2017).

“Posthumanism and Plath.” Graduate Student Organization of the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (March 2014).

“Heaney’s Uncanny Planet.” Department of English Graduate Recruitment Colloquium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (February 2014).

Invited Creative Writing and Publishing Events

Reading. One Pause Poetry with White Lotus Farms. Ann Arbor, MI (September 2019).

Reading and co-organizing event. “Writers for Migrant Justice.” Detroit, MI (September 2019).

Reading. Cultural Crawl at the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Davis, CA (June 2019).

Reading and class visit. Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA (April 2019).

Two readings. The Verve Poetry Festival. Birmingham, UK (February 2019).

Reading. Avid Poetry Series, Athens, GA (October 2018). 

Reading. The 27th Annual Forward Prizes. Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK (September 2018).

Reading and presentation. Georgia Writers’ Association. Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA (September 2018).

Reading. Readings on The Commons series organized by Gretchen Marquette, Minneapolis, MN (August 2018).

Participant in panel discussion regarding literary publishing. Midwest Summer Publishing Institute. University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN (June 2018).

Reading in “An Evening of Literature,” a reading co-sponsored by AGNI, 32 Poems, Poetry Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, and Poetry Northwest. Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Tampa, FL (March 2018).

“Scandalous Women in Poetry” and poetry workshop. Arrendale State Prison, organized by Emory University, Alto, GA (February 2018).

“Limits of Confession” and poetry workshop. Arrendale State Prison, organized by Emory University, Alto, GA (December 2017).

Reading and celebration of Howl for “The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation & the Counterculture, 1940-1975,” Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University (November 2017). 

Reading at Young Writers’ Festival at Galerie éof, Paris; guest lecture at Lycée International de l’Est Parisien, Noisy-le-Grand. Co-organized by the Poetry Foundation (United States) and Double Change (France), Paris, France (October 2017).

Scholarly Workshops

Duke Feminist Theory Workshop, Duke University, March 24-25, 2017.

Participant in Academic Learning Community on the Environmental Humanities, Emory University, 2016-2017.

Participant in Andrew M. Mellon Sawyer Seminar on New Scholarship in the Affects, Emory University, 2016-7.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor of Record

      University of Michigan

      English 442: Studies in Poetry - Conversations With Dead People (Fall 2019)

      English 320: Literature and the Environment - Writing in a Time of Extinction (Fall 2019)

      Emory University

      PREC 100: Introduction to Feminist Theory and Practice (Summer 2019)

WGS 385: How to Live in the Anthropocene: Race, Sex, Class, and Ecology (Spring 2019)

      WGS 285: Sex Machines and Breasts Like Martinis - Contemporary Poetry and Queer/Feminist Theory (Fall 2018)

      WGS 200: Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2 sections; Fall 2018 and Spring 2019)

      ENGCW 271: Introduction to Poetry Writing (Fall 2018)

PREC 100: Dramatic Writing Studio (Summer 2018)

      ENGL 205: Poetry, Spring 2017                                                          

      ENGL 181: Women Writing Extraordinary Ecologies - Writing About Literature (Spring 2015)

      ENGL 101: Nonhumans - Expository Writing (Fall 2014)

Guest Lectures

      ENG 204: Literary Journalism, Providence College (November 2016)

      ENGL 190/NBB 190: Languages of Emotion (November 2016)

      ENGCW 271: Introduction to Poetry Writing (October 2016)

      ENGL 3140: Editing for Publications, Georgia State University (February 2016)

      ENGCW 271: Introduction to Poetry Writing (February 2015)

      ENGL 251: American Literature Since 1850 (February 2014)

Teaching Assistantships

      ENGL 251: American Literature Since 1850, Emory University (Spring 2014)

      ENGL 250: American Literature To 1850, Emory University (Fall 2013)

      WRIT 126: Writing Tutorial, Wellesley College (Spring 2007 and Spring 2008)

Volunteer Instructing

      Poetry Instructor, PEN New England Prison Writing Program, Boston, MA (2010–2012)


PEDAGOGICAL TRAINING

ENGL 789R: Pedagogy of Literature, Emory University, Spring 2016

ENGL 791: Issues in Composition Pedagogy, Emory University, Fall 2013

Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity (TATTO) Program, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, August 2013


EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Poetry Editor, AGNI Magazine, 2016-2019

Art Editor, At Length, 2016-2019

Guest Editor, The Alphabet (multimedia collaborative art project by Anna Schuleit Haber), Summer 2015

Assistant Poetry Editor, AGNI Magazine, 2008-16

Editorial Assistant, AGNI Magazine, 2006-2008



DEPARTMENTAL AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Please note: to respect my students’ privacy, I have not listed the names of the students for whom I served as a teaching mentor or served as a member of their honors committee. This information is listed in full detail on my print CV; please feel welcome to contact me for a hard copy if in need.

Teaching Mentor, Emory University, Summer 2019

Honors Committees, Emory University, 2018-2019

Faculty Advisor, Generation Action: A Student Activism Branch of Planned Parenthood, Emory University, 2018-2019

Graduate Student Mentor, Department of English, Emory University, 2014-2018

Certificate Program Representative, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Committee, Emory University, 2014-7

Kemp Malone Lecture Committee, Emory University (chair in 2015-6), 2013-2017

Co-organizer, Twentieth-Century Poetry Reading Group, Emory University, 2013-2015

Co-coordinator, English Graduate Recruitment, Emory University, January 2013 


LANGUAGES

French (proficient in reading, writing, and speaking)

Italian (proficient in reading)

Spanish (proficient in speaking and reading)

Bengali (heritage language)


Other information, including references, complete contact information, professional affiliations, and more, are available on the print or PDF version of my CV. If you are interested in a copy, please feel welcome to contact me. 


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