June 1, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

“Writing really happens to you I feel, it’s like being chosen to do something wonderful for mankind.”- Sufia Khatoon (Indian Poet & Author)

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Team Kitaab is in conversation with Sufia Khatoon, a multi-lingual performance poet, artist, literary translator, and facilitator based in India.

Shortlisted for Yuva Puraskar 2020 and 22, Sufia Khatoon is a multi-lingual performance poet, artist, literary translator, and facilitator. She is the Co-Founder of the Rhythm Divine Poets community in Kolkata and the Editor of EKL Review. She was nominated in 100 Inspiring Indian Muslim Women from West Bengal by RBTC. She has authored “Death in the Holy Month” shortlisted for Yuva Puraskar Sahitya Akademi 2020-22 and Ger-mi-na-tion ( longlisted Ataglata Bangalore Literature Prize 23 ). She is also the recipient of the Amio Santa Award 2017 for her philanthropic initiatives. She is a PR, Media, and Event curator by profession. 1 Million Peace Poetry Prayer Flag Project Installation Artist and Curator

She has presented her poems in The Festival of Letters, Yuva Sahiti(Delhi) and Avishkar Young Writer’s Festival Dibrugrh 2019, Eastern Regional Writer’s Meet 22 by Sahitya Academi, Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2019-20, Ethos Literary Festival Kolkata 2018-19, Bangalore Poetry Festival 22, Chandrabhaga Poetry Festival 22 and KalaGhoda Arts Festival 23 respectively. 

Her works have appeared in Indian Literature Journal, The Outlook India, Aainanagar Journal, Bengaluru Review, The Alipore Post, Mad Swirl, Indian Periodical, TMYS Review, Narrow Road Review, Poetry Dialogue, The Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 20-21, Kolkata Cadence anthology 21, Shape of a Poem Anthology 21, Witness: Poetry of Dissent Anthology 21, The Best of Mad Swirl 2020 Anthology, 100 Poems are not enough and forthcoming anthology like North Indian Languages anthology by Sahitya Akademi, etc.

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