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. He has been a delegate writer at literary events of Sahitya Akademi, Unmesha: International Literature Festival, Asia Pacific Literary Festival (APWT), Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF), Chandrabhaga Poetry Festival, Ethos Literary Festival, Valley of Words Literary Festival, Yercaud Poetry Festival and Anantha - A Festival of 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, Chewers Masticadores, Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, Jaggery Lit, The Winnow Magazine, Variety Pack, Harbinger Asylum, Aurum Journal, Tuck Magazine, The Wombwell Rainbow, Borderless Journal, Compulsive Reader, Dreich Broad, I am Not a Silent Poet, Duane’s PoeTree, Oddball Magazine, Shot Glass Journal, Cha: an Asian Literary Journal, The Pangolin Review, Anansi, Indian Literature, Samyukta Poetry, The Alipore Post, The Wagon Magazine, The Narrow Road, Usawa Literary Review, ShadowKraft, Tech Touch Talk, Plato's Cave, Durgapur Review, Teesta Review, Asian Signature, The Cauldron, Erothanatos, Hakara Journal, The Chakkar, Wordweavers, Setu Mag,  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, Diplomatist, The Statesman, The New Indian Express, etc. 

He has a PhD in English from Calcutta University and works as an Associate Professor and Head in the Department of English at Seacom Skills University.

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Dr. Amit Shankar Saha

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