Anindita Sengupta is the author of City of Water (Sahitya Akademi, 2010) and Walk Like Monsters (Paperwall, 2016). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Plume, Unsplendid, High Desert Journal, One and Origins Journal among others. Poems have also appeared in anthologies including The Harper Collins Book of English Poetry (Harper Collins, 2012), The Yellow Nib Anthology of Indian Poetry (Yellow Nib, 2012), and Not A Muse (Haven Books, 2009). She was a Charles Wallace writing fellow in 2010, an International Reporting Project New Media Fellow in 2013, and has received awards from Toto Funds the Arts and Muse India. She has worked as a journalist, columnist and communications specialist. From 2007-2012, she was founder-editor of Ultra Violet, a blog about gender issues for Indian women. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
About Walk Like Monsters —
These are late night poems of the body that sing also of catastrophe, how wide it is, how easy, like “being in one place instead of another.” Anindita Sengupta’s new book is hot, harrowing and masterful. It will stay with me for a long time.
~ Jeet Thayil
Anindita Sengupta is a poet of the precise line, the measured image, of mediated passion, the sure ending. Her observation is acute, her politics seldom theatrical and her passage from one world to another and from the object to the spirit smooth and subtle. Her poetry proves that silk can wound and knife can flower.
~ Koyaparambanath Satchidanandan
They rise in this landscape, the ancients — old loves, myths, cities, secret revolutions. Anindita Sengupta’s language is forever old and forever new. Fretful, explosive, terrifying. Her poetry will leave you with beautiful scars.
~ Janice Pariat
- ‘Brink’, ‘Lift’ and ‘Bheeshma’ in The Harper Collins Book of English Poetry (Harper Collins, 2012)
- Three poems in The Yellow Nib Anthology of Indian Poetry (Yellow Nib, 2012)
- Three poems in Writing Love (Rupa Publications, 2010)
- Three poems in Poetry with Prakriti (Prakriti Foundation, 2010)
- Three poems in Not A Muse (Haven Books, 2009)
- Five poems in Mosaic (Unisun, 2008)