Arundhathi Subramaniam


Arundhathi Subramaniam (born 1967) writes poetry, edits a poetry website and writes on culture. She is the author of two books of poetry: On Cleaning Bookshelves (Allied, 2001) and Where I Live (Allied, 2005). Her third volume of new and selected poems is due to be published by Bloodaxe in 2009. She has co-edited an anthology of Indian love poems in English (Confronting Love, Penguin, 2005). She is also the author of a prose work, The Book of Buddha (Penguin India, 2005). She lives in Mumbai.

Her poetry has been published in national and international anthologies and journals, and translated into several languages. She was awarded the Charles Wallace Fellowship for a writing residency at the University of Stirling, Scotland, in 2003, and a Visiting Arts Fellowship to tour the UK on a series of poetry readings, organised by the Poetry Society, in 2006. She has been invited to read her work at festivals in India and in Italy, Spain, UK and West Africa.

She has since 2004 been the Editor of the India domain of the Poetry International Web. She has also curated Chauraha, an interactive arts forum at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, for several years. She writes on literature, dance and spirituality for various publications.