Sujata Bhatt

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Sujata Bhatt (born 6 May 1956) is an Indian poet.

Life and career[edit]

Sujata Bhatt was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and brought up in Pune until 1968, when she immigrated to United States with her family. She has an MFA from the University of Iowa, and for a time was writer-in-residence at the University of Victoria, Canada. She received the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Asia) and the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize for her first collection Brunizem in 1987.Her poem Search for My Tongue was widely praised by critics around the world.[1] She received a Cholmondeley Award in 1991 and the Italian Tratti Poetry Prize in 2000.[1] She has translated Gujarati poetry into English for the Penguin Anthology of Contemporary Indian Women Poets. Combining Gujarati and English, Bhatt writes "Indian-English rather than Anglo-Indian poetry."[2] Michael Schmidt (poet) observed that her "free verse is fast-moving, urgent with narratives, softly spoken. Her cadence is natural, her diction undecorated."[2] Bhatt has been recognized as a distinctive voice in contemporary poetry. She is, the New Statesman declared, "one of the finest poets alive".[3] Bhatt lives in Bremen, Germany with her husband, the German writer Michael Augustin, and daughter.[1] She is a Visiting Professor in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University.

Poetry collections[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Profile at the Poetry Archive
  2. ^ a b Schmidt, Michael: Lives of Poets, p860. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998.
  3. ^ Schmidt, Michael: Lives of Poets, p. 861. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998.

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