Fluid Vessels - Poetry Reading Series 2022
The 2022 competition of the Montreal International Poetry Prize is open for submissions
Deadline: 15 May
Join us throughout the entry period for a series of online readings by the distinguished poets serving on this year’s jury, along with friends, finalists, and the prize judge. Events through the winter and spring will showcase the work of these remarkable voices from the British Isles, India, Nigeria, Australia, Jamaica, the U.S., and Canada. Together they are the ones who will choose the finalists and the winner of the 2022 Montreal Prize. Come and discover the form and flow of their work! Each session will include time for responses and questions from the audience.
March 20, 2022, 10 AM EDT (Montreal) / 7:30 PM IST (New Delhi)
Poets: Nabina Das, Sridala Swami and Maithreyi Karnoor
Nabina Das is the author of five books – the poetry collections Sanskarnama, Into the Migrant City, and Blue Vessel; a short fiction volume titled The House of Twining Roses, and Footprints in the Bajra, a novel. Her new poetry collection Anima and the Narrative Limits is forthcoming from Yoda Press. She's a Charles Wallace, Sangam House, and Sahapedia-UNESCO fellowship alumna, and a Creative Writing MFA (Poetry) from Rutgers-Camden, US. Published widely, Nabina is a 2016 Commonwealth Writers correspondent, a 2011 New York State Summer Writers Conference alumna, a 2007 Wesleyan Writers Conference fiction fellowship winner, a journalist by training, and a Creative Writing teacher in university classrooms and workshops.
Sridala Swami is a poet, essayist and photographer. Her first collection of poems, A Reluctant Survivor (2007), was published by the Sahitya Akademi / National Academy of Letters (India). Swami has written four books for children, published by Pratham Books in 2009 and 2012. She was the 2011 Charles Wallace writer-in-residence at the University of Stirling, Scotland, and was a Fellow of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, 2013. Swami’s second collection of poetry, Escape Artist, published by the Aleph Book Company (2014), is the first book to appear under the aegis of the Jehangir Sabavala Foundation (JSF). Her latest collection is Run for the Shadows (Context, 2021).
Maithreyi Karnoor is a writer and translates Kannada literature into English. She was shortlisted for The Montreal International Poetry Prize twice in a row (2017 and 2020). She is the recipient of the Charles Wallace India Trust fellowship for translation and creative writing 2022. She was shortlisted for the Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize and was awarded the Kuvempu Bhasha Bharati Prize for translation. Her poems, reviews, translations and essays have appeared in AGNI, The Hindu, The Indian Express, Deccan Herald, Scroll, The Wire, Mint Lounge, Muse India, The Hindu, Businessline, Joao Roque Literary Magazine etc. Her debut novel Sylvia: Distant Avuncular Ends was published in 2021.