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Ep 88 Anuradha Bhowmik | Brown Girl Chromatography: Family, healing, and coming of age

Hi there,

Today I am delighted to be arts calling Anuradha Bhowmik! (

About our Guest:

Anuradha Bhowmik is a Bangladeshi-American poet and writer from South Jersey. She is the 2021 winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for her first collection Brown Girl Chromatography (Pitt Poetry Series, 2022). Bhowmik is a Kundiman Fellow and a 2018 AWP Intro Journals Project Winner in Poetry. She earned her MFA from Virginia Tech. Her poetry and prose have appeared in POETRY, The Sun, Quarterly West, Nashville Review, Indiana Review, The Offing, Bayou Magazine, Crab Orchard Review, Zone 3, The Normal School, Copper Nickel, Salt Hill, and elsewhere. 

Brown Girl Chromatography, now available:

from University of Pittsburgh Press!

from Amazon!

My sincere thanks to Anuradha for taking the time to have this powerful conversation.

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Go make a dent: much love,


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