Bhatt, Sujata

Sujata Bhatt
Sujata Bhatt. Image source

Sujata Bhatt was born in Ahmedabad, India in 1956, and spent her early years in Pune.

She has translated Gujarati poetry into English for the Penguin anthology of Contemporary Indian Women Poets.

Her collections are Brunizem (Manchester, The Carcanet Press, 1988), for which she received the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Asia) and the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award; Monkey Shadows (Carcanet, 1991) which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation; The Stinking Rose (Carcanet, 1995); Augatora (Carcanet, 2000); A Colour for Solitude (Carcanet, 2002), which explored the life and work of the German painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker; and Pure Lizard (Carcanet, 2008).

She received a Cholmondely Award in 1991, and the Italian Tratti Poetry Prize in 2000.

Sujata Bhatt has been a Lansdowne Visiting Writer at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada, a Visiting Fellow at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, and Poet-in-Residence at The Poetry Archive in London. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages, and she has read at literary festivals throughout the world.

She is a frequent visitor to Ireland, and lives in Bremen, Germany.

*listed because of strong connection with Ireland.
Voces (Sujata Bhatt, India)

Memoria del Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín. Voces, poema de la poeta hindú Sujata Bhatt, que tomó parte en el XV Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín (2005)
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Sujata Bhatt at Carcanet

Sujata Bhatt at The Poetry Archive