Sumita Chakraborty

Sumita Chakraborty is Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing, at 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 Best Single Poem by the Forward Arts Foundation. Beyond the Los Angeles Review of Books, her poetry, criticism, and scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in POETRY, Boston Review, The Rumpus, Cultural Critique, and elsewhere. She has recently completed her first book of poems, Arrow, and is at work on her first scholarly book, provisionally titled The Poetics of Ethics in the Anthropocene. She is poetry editor of AGNI Magazine and art editor of At Length.


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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