Sumita Chakraborty earned a B.A. from Wellesley College and a doctorate in English with a certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University. She currently serves as an assistant professor of English and creative writing at North Carolina State University.
Chakraborty is the author of the poetry collection Arrow (2020), which won the GLCA New Writers Award. Her first scholarly book, Grave Dangers: Poetics and the Ethics of Death in the Anthropocene, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. Her essays have most recently appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, and her scholarship has appeared in such journals as Cultural Critique, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment (ISLE), and Modernism/modernity.
Chakraborty is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Kundiman fellow, and has been shortlisted for a Forward Prize for Best Single Poem by the Forward Arts Foundation (UK). Formerly, she was poetry editor of AGNI Magazine and art editor of At Length. In 2021, she joined the board of Alice James Books.