Ananda Lima

Poet, Fiction Writer


Author's Bio

Ananda Lima’s poetry collection Mother/land (Black Lawrence Press, 2021) is the winner of the 2020 Hudson Prize. She is also the author of the chapbooks Tropicália (Newfound, 2021, winner of the 2020 Newfound Prose Prize), Translation (Paper Nautilus, 2019, winner of the 2018 Vella Chapbook Prize), and Amblyopia (Bull City Press - INCH series, 2020). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The American Poetry Review,, Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, The Common, Colorado Review, Poet Lore, Poetry Northwest, Pleiades and elsewhere. She has served as the poetry judge for the AWP Kurt Brown Prize, as staff at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and as a mentor at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing in Fiction from Rutgers University, Newark. 


Publications & Prizes


Tropicália (Newfound, 2021)


Mother/land (Black Lawrence Press, 2021)
Amblyopia (Bull City Press, 2020)
Translation (Paper Nautilus, 2019)
Prizes won: 

2020 Hudson Prize, 2020 Newfound Prose Prize, 2018 Vella Chapbook Prize, 2020 Disquiet FLAD Fellowship


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Last update: Mar 25, 2021