SUFIA KHATOON is a multi-lingual performance poet, artist, literary translator and facilitator. She has received The Kavi Salam Award 2018. She is the Co-Founder of Rhythm Divine Poets community Kolkata and the Editor of EKL Review. She has authored “Death in the Holy Month” shortlisted for Yuva Puraskar Sahitya Akademi 2020 and her second book of poetry Ger-mi-na-tion is forthcoming from The Red River publication.
She has presented her poems in The Festival of Letters, Yuva Sahiti(Delhi) and Avishkar Young Writer’s Festival (Dibrugrh) 2019 by Sahitya Akademi, Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2019-20 and Ethos Literary Festival Kolkata 2018-19 respectively.
Her works have appeared in Indian Literature Journal, Bengaluru Review, The Alipore Post, Mad Swirl, Indian Periodical, TMYS Review, Narrow Road Review, Poetry Dialogue, Kolkata Cadence anthology and forthcoming anthologies like North Indian Language anthology by Sahitya Akademi, Witness-Poetry of Dissent, Shape of a poem, The best of Mad Swirl 2020, etc.She has worked on a poetry installation called 300 Peace Poetry Prayer Flag as part of her poetry in public spaces project, which has been widely appreciated, she aims to collect more poems over the years and build the installation throughout her life.
She has an MA in English Literature, a PG in Journalism and Mass Communication and a Diploma in Visual Arts and Design. She is a PR, Media and Event Curator by profession.
The accompanying image is by the poet herself.