We are thrilled to be able to bring you this limited edition pamphlet featuring eight of the poems that are forthcoming in Sumita Chakraborty’s debut collection Arrow (Carcanet UK Alice James US, Sept 2020). It is a collection that is set to make huge waves when it lands next year.
Sumita was the inaugural Verve Poet of the Festival 2019, and as such was present and participating throughout the four days. Front and centre in the pamphlet is her incredible long poem, Dear, beloved, which Sumita read in its entirety in a special solo performance on Verve Sunday. We were overjoyed to welcome her and to be in a position to present some of her work in this way ahead of time.
‘Sumita’s poem [Dear, beloved] unfolds with power, grace and relentless, startling imagery. It is vulnerable and unflinching … an extraordinary tour de force.’ – Cynthia Miller – Verve Festival Co-Director.
Sumita signed the few copies that were left after the festival which were strictly limited to the 100 copies we had printed. Order to secure yours before they are all gone!