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Sumita Chakraborty

Sumita Chakraborty is a poet, essayist, and scholar. She is the author of Arrow (Alice James Books, 2020) and the in-progress academic monograph Grave Dangers, a study of poetics, ethics, and death in the Anthropocene. The recipient of fellowships from the Poetry Foundation and Kundiman, Chakraborty was shortlisted for a Forward Prize for Best Single Poem by the Forward Arts Foundation. She is the Poem-a-Day Guest Editor for May 2021, and the Helen Zell Visiting Professor in Poetry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she teaches in literary studies and in creative writing.

Sumita Chakraborty
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