Sneha Subramanian Kanta is an award-winning writer and academician with over a decade of international experience. She is the author of five chapbooks, including Every Elegy Is A Love Poem (Variant Lit, 2024), AncestralWing (Porkbelly Press, 2024), and Ghost Tracks (Louisiana Literature Press, 2020). A finalist for the 2024 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, her collection Hiraeth is published as a digital book with Apple Books and as an audiobook with Penguin Random House Canada. Most recently, her poem “Letter To The Milkmaid” won second prize in the prestigious Priscilla Uppal Memorial Award for Poetry at Canthius. Her poem “Un-Elegy, Or How Water Unmakes A Country” won the Canadian Authors Association – Toronto Poetry Prize.

A 2024 Tin House Winter Workshop Scholarship awardee, she is the 2024 Resident Artist at Deer Lake Artist Residencies run by the city of Burnaby, BC. Her work has been recognized and supported by several institutions including Rutgers University, The Charles Wallace Trust, The Vijay Nambisan Foundation, Stockton University, Anaphora Arts, The Seventh Wave, and The Writers Union of Canada. An awardee of the distinguished GREAT scholarship, she has earned a second Master’s degree in English literature from The University of Plymouth, UK in 2016-17. Her dissertation concentrated on a comparative literature study through the theoretical framework of postcolonial ecocriticism. This study comprised of the fiction and nonfiction of Arundhati Roy and Amitav Ghosh.

Her multi-genre work has been published internationally in Room Magazine, The Ampersand Review, Prairie Schooner, Gutter Magazine, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. Her work has been widely anthologized internationally. This includes poems in The Penguin Book of Indian Poets (ed. Jeet Thayil) published by The Penguin Random House imprint Hamish Hamilton, Between Paradise & Earth (ed. Nomi Stone and Luke Hankins), Orison Books, and Third Space (ed. Renard Books, forthcoming). She volunteers in the Nominating Committee of The Writers’ Union of Canada. As one of the founding editors of Parentheses Journal, her editorial and curatorial experience spans over nine years. She is currently working on manuscripts of poetry and prose supported by funding from the Ontario Arts Council.