Sumita Chakraborty’s first collection of poetry, Arrow, is forthcoming from Alice James Books in the U.S. and Carcanet Press in the U.K. in September 2020. In 2017 she received a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and in 2018 has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem by the Forward Arts Foundation. Her poetry, criticism, and scholarship have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, The Rumpus, The American Poetry Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Cultural Critique, and elsewhere. As of fall 2019, she will be Helen Zell Visiting Professor of Poetry at the University of Michigan, and she is at work on a scholarly book project provisionally titled The Poetics of Ethics in the Anthropocene. (updated 6/2019)
Chakraborty is a contributing editor of AGNI and was part of the day-to-day editorial team from 2006 to 2019, when she stepped down as poetry editor.