The Regional Writers Series is excited to announce our next visiting writer: Poet and Medical Doctor Amit Majmudar! The very first Poet Laureate of Ohio, Majmudar is from Cleveland but writes and practices medicine in Westerville. His poetry explores a range of topics, from immigration (Majmudar is the son of immigrants) to death rites and spies. The Poetry Foundation offers the following:
Majmudar is the author of the poetry collections 0˚, 0˚ (2009), which was a finalist for a Poetry Society of America’s Norma Faber First Book Award, and Heaven and Earth (2011), which poet A.E. Stallings chose for a Donald Justice prize. Majmudar has also published the novels Partitions (2011) and The Abundance (2013). His poetry has been featured in several anthologies, including Best of the Best American Poetry 1988–2012 (2013, edited by Robert Pinsky) and The Norton Introduction to Literature (2012, 11th edition, edited by Kelly J. Mays). He has also contributed essays to the Kenyon Review blog, the New York Times, and the New York Review of Books.
His newest poetry collection, Dothead, was chosen by Library Journal as one of their Spring poetry picks of 2016 for “pointedly offering commentary on those who aren’t always at home in America.”
Check out his reading, below: