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Abhijit Sarmah

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UGA Arts Lab Graduate Fellow & PhD student

Abhijit Sarmah (he/him) is a poet and researcher of Indigenous writings, with particular focus on Native American women writers and literatures from Northeast India. He holds an MPhil degree from Dibrugarh University, India and is currently a PhD student at UGA. His work is published in Poetry,The Margins, Lunch Ticket, Lincoln Review, The Albion Review, Glassworks Magazine, GASHER, Rigorous Magazine, The Emerson Review, Chapter House Journal and elsewhere. 

  • M.Phil. in English Literature, 2022

Title of the dissertation: Memory, Postmemory and the Memoir: A Study of Select Texts by Native American Women Writers.

Dibrugarh University, Assam, India

  • M.A. in English Literature, 2018

Specialization: American Literature. 

Dibrugarh University, Assam, India

  • B.A. in English Literature and Language, 2016

Jagannath Barooah College, Jorhat, Assam, India  

Research Interests:
  • Indigenous literatures
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Creative writing
Selected Publications:


  • অপেক্ষা/Waiting.” The Emerson Review (Issue 52 2023).
  • “On Asking My Mother about Winter 1990.” Poetry magazine. January issue (2023).
  • “In Memoriam Sam Stafford.” Lunch Ticket. Winter/Spring issue (2022).
  • “Because She Remembers Thangjam Manorama.” Chapter House Journal. Winter 2022.   
  • “Abecedarian for My Father’s Childhood Memories.” The Lincoln Review (Issue 3 2022). Nominated for Best of the Net.  
  • “Never Heard Back.” The Margins. August 2022.  
  • “Detangling/Weaving.” The Roadrunner Review. Winter 2021.
  • “Daughters” & “For You Left Like Bordoisila.” Rigorous Magazine. Vol. 4, No. 4 (2020)
  • “Ghazal for Stateless Bodies.” The Albion Review. Fall 2021.  
  • “Duplex (Floating Bodies on the Ganges).” GASHER Journal. Summer 2021.    
Events featuring Abhijit Sarmah, Ellen Boyette, Erik Brown, O-Jeremiah (Oluwatoyosi) Agbaakin, Maxime Berclaz
Graduate Reading Room, Third Floor, Main Library

The Sentimental Touring Club is an annual reading series by graduate students in the Creative Writing Program. We are truly a sentimental bunch but be warned we are not miserable not miserly with our gifts! On Friday, March 29th at 6pm in the Graduate Reading Room, some of us will make you cry; some will make you laugh, but we:…

Articles Featuring Abhijit Sarmah

The Creative Writing Program is proud to share that graduate student Abhijit Sarmah has been named a finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships. 


About the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg…

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