Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Author's Bio

Sweta Srivastava Vikram (www.swetavikram.com) is an award-winning poet, writer, novelist, author, essayist, educator, and blogger whose musings have translated into four chapbooks of poetry, two collaborative collections of poetry, a novel, a nonfiction book of prose and poems (upcoming in 2012), and a full-length collection of poems (upcoming in 2013). Her scribbles have also appeared in several anthologies, literary journals, and online publications across six countries in three continents. Sweta has won two Pushcart Prize nominations, an International Poetry Award, Best of the Net Nomination, Nomination for Asian American Members’ Choice Awards 2011, writing fellowships, and was short listed for the Independent Literary Awards. Sweta has held several artist residencies in Europe and America and worked on collaborative projects with artists from Zimbabwe and Australia. A graduate of Columbia University, she reads her work, teaches creative writing workshops, and gives talks at universities and schools across the globe. Sweta lives in New York City. You can follow her on Twitter (@ssvik) or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Words.By.Sweta).

Publications and Prizes

Because All Is Not Lost
(Modern History Press, 2010)
, Beyond the Scent of Sorrow
(Modern History Press, 2011)
, Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors
(Modern History Press, 2010)
Prizes Won: 
.Selected by the Queens Council on the Arts as a participant for the 2012 Build Your Own Business for Writers program, US .Interviewed by NY1 and chosen as the “Queens Person of the Week,” US .Novel Perfectly Untraditional was voted as The Best Read of the Month for March 2012, India .Independent Literary Awards 2011, US, Short-listed, (Poetry collection), Beyond the Scent of Sorrow .Asian American Members’ Choice Awards 2011, US, Nomination (Poetry collection), Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors .Poem “Enough” was nominated for Best of The Net 2011 Nominations, 2011, US .Winner of the Azsacra International Poetry Award, 2011, Russia .Pushcart Prize, 2011, US, Nomination (Poetry Collection), Not All Birds Sing .Wesleyan Scholarship for the Wesleyan Writers Conference, 2011, Connecticut, US .Pushcart Prize, 2010, US, Nomination (Poetry collection), Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors .Part scholarship for Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, 2010, San Francisco, US .Unisun Poetry Prize, 2010, India, Shortlist (English Poetry)

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Asian American, Feminist, Indian American, South Asian
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English, Hindi
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India, North Africa, & the US, NONE, India
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Last updated: Apr 17, 2012