Amit Shankar Saha

Amit Shankar Saha is a short story writer and poet. He is the author of three collections of poems, two non-fiction books and has co-edited a collection of short stories. His works have been included in Best Indian Poetry 2018 (edited by Linda Ashok), the Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2020, 2021 and 2022 (edited by Sukrita Paul Kumar and Vinita Agrawal), Converse: Contemporary English Poetry by Indians (edited by Sudeep Sen), Witness: The Red River Book of Dissent (edited by Nabina Das), Rivers Going Home: 71 Poets in Solidarity (edited by Ashwani Kumar), amongst others. His first poetry collection Balconies of Time was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize. He has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of Net anthology and has won the Wordweavers Prize both for short story and poetry. 

His works have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies nationally and internationally like Ann Arbor Review, Aloka Magazine, Silver Birch Press, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Queen Mob's Teahouse, Tipton Poetry Journal, The Waiting Room, Jaggery Lit, The Winnow Magazine, Variety Pack, The Narrow Road, Harbinger Asylum, Tuck Magazine, The Wombwell Rainbow, Borderless Journal, Compulsive Reader, Dreich Broad, I am Not a Silent Poet, Duane’s PoeTree, Oddball Magazine, The Wagon Magazine, Shot Glass Journal, Cha: an Asian Literary Journal, The Cauldron, Usawa Literary Review, Tech Touch Talk, Plato's Cave, Aurum Journal, Durgapur Review, The Pangolin Review, Samyukta Poetry, The Alipore Post, Teesta Review, Asian Signature, Erothanatos, Hakara Journal, Estrade Magazine, Four Quarters Magazine, Coldnoon, Muse India, Palki, The Leaky Pot, Kritya, Writing Raw, Storymania, Rupkatha Journal, Learning and Creativity, Dissident Voice, The Space Ink, Different Truths, Indiaree, Hall of Poets, IPPL Journal, Journal of Bengali Studies, Boloji, The Creative Flight, Creative Saplings, The Chakkar, Wordweavers, Setu Mag, Diplomatist, The Statesman, The New Indian Express, etc. 

He has been a delegate writer at literary events of Sahitya Akademi, Unmesha: International Literature Festival, Asia Pacific Literary Festival (APWT 2022), Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, Chandrabhaga Poetry Festival, Ethos Literary Festival, Valley of Words Literary Festival, Yercaud Poetry Festival and Anantha - A Festival of Poetry. He has a PhD in English from Calcutta University and teaches as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Seacom Skills University.

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Dr. Amit Shankar Saha

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