Poetry at Pembroke: Shanta Acharya

Date and time

30 Oct 2019 18:00


Mary Hyde Eccles Room

Poetry at Pembroke will return in Michaelmas 2019! The 'In the Pink' poetry series will commence weekly at 6pm on Wednesdays. This reading will feature Shanta Acharya.

Shanta Acharya was 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 in 1979. A recipient of the Violet Vaughan Morgan Fellowship, she was awarded a D.Phil. in 1983 for her work on Ralph Waldo Emerson; she was then appointed a visiting scholar in the Department of English and American Literature and Languages at Harvard University, before moving to work in London.

The author of eleven books, her poems, articles and reviews have appeared in major publications including Poetry Review, PN Review, Philosophy Now, The Spectator, Guardian Poem of the Week, Edinburgh Review, Oxford Today, Agenda, Envoi, Stand, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Ariel, Asia Literary Review, Fulcrum, Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond, and The Literary Review. Her latest book is Imagine: New and Selected Poems (HarperCollins, 2017). A new collection of her poems is forthcoming in 2020.


Shanta Acharya
Shanta Acharya