Sneha Subramanian Kanta is a writer and academic from the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. She is a recipient of the 2022 Digital Residency at The Seventh Wave, the 2021 Robert Hayden Scholarship at Stockton University, and the inaugural Vijay Nambisan Fellowship 2019. She is the Charles Wallace Fellow writer in residence (2019-20) at The University of Stirling. An awardee of the prestigious GREAT scholarship, she has earned a second postgraduate degree in literature from The University of Plymouth (2017). Her dissertation concentrated on a comparative literature analysis of postcolonial ecocriticism in the fiction and nonfiction of Arundhati Roy and Amitav Ghosh. Her multi-genre work has appeared or is forthcoming in Room Magazine, Cream City Review, UBC’s PRISM International, Pleiades, Shenandoah, Passages North, The Minnesota Review, and elsewhere. Most recently, her poem "Un-Elegy, Or How Water Unmakes A Country" won the Canadian Authors Association - Toronto inaugural Poetry Prize. Her poem "Witness" is an honorable mention in the 2022 Foster Poetry Prize.
Her work is anthologized in The Penguin Book of Indian Poets (ed. Jeet Thayil) published by the Penguin Random House imprint India Hamish Hamilton, 2022. Her work appears in transnational anthologies such as Suvarnarekha (ed. Dr. Nandini Sahu) published by The Poetry Society of India, 2014. She is the author of the chapbook Ghost Tracks (Louisiana Literature Press). Her chapbook Ancestral–Wing is forthcoming with Porkbelly Press. She is the founding editor of Parentheses Journal. Website: www.snehasubramaniankanta.com