Somrita Urni Ganguly


Spring ~

kalboishakhi storms 
nature is full of stories 
but between us – still only silence

Autumn ~

cut me a thick slice of this wet evening sky 
to save in a heart shaped vial 
it will never be this beautiful again

Summer ~

you came like tropical summer 
sudden, hot, insistent 
peeling winter off my skin like a well worn blouse 

stay – 
summers where I come from, last long

Somrita Urni Ganguly is a professor, researcher, and translator, pursuing her PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her work has been published extensively. Somrita is a recipient of the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Award, the Sarojini Dutta Memorial Prize and a Fulbright Scholarship. Somrita has been a judge for PEN America’s Translation Prize and Women Empowered-India’s Kamala Das Poetry Award ’20. Her work has been showcased at the London Book Fair, and features in national and international journals. Somrita edited the first anthology of food poems called Quesadilla and Other Adventures: Food Poems (Hawakal, 2019). Her work has earned her the WE-Glowing Diamond accolade in ’20.