Shanta Acharya

Shanta Acharya’s latest poetry collections are What Survives Is The Singing (UK, 2020), Imagine: New and Selected Poems (India, 2017), Dreams That Spell The Light (UK, 2010). Her doctoral study, The Influence of Indian Thought on Ralph Waldo Emerson, was published in the USA in 2001 and her novel, A World Elsewhere, in 2015. Born and educated in Cuttack, India, she won a scholarship to Oxford, where she was among the first batch of women admitted to Worcester College. Awarded the Doctor of Philosophy for her work on Ralph Waldo Emerson, she was a visiting scholar at Harvard University before moving to live and work in London. The author of twelve books, her poems, articles, and reviews have featured in various publications. She served twice on the board of trustees of The Poetry Society as well as The Poetry School in the UK. Founder of Poetry in the House, Shanta hosted a series of monthly poetry readings at Lauderdale House, London, from 1996-2015. Her poems have been translated into several languages.

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