Sumita Chakraborty

Lecturer in Poetry (Fall 2018)

WGSS; English and Creative Writing

Office: Office location: 129D Candler Library. Fall hours: Monday and Wednesday 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., and by appointment

Phone: 404-727-4683

Fax: 404-727-4672



Sumita Chakraborty’s recent poetry, criticism, and scholarship appears or is forthcoming in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, The Rumpus, Boston Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Cultural 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, in 2018, has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem by the Forward Arts Foundation. Her first collection of poems, Arrow, is forthcoming from Alice James Books in the U.S. and Carcanet Press in the U.K. in September 2020. She is also working on her first scholarly book project, provisionally titled The Poetics of Ethics in the Anthropocene. In 2018-2019, she is Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing, at Emory.