The Poet and the Poem
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Featured Sunu P. Chandy
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Sunu P. Chandy (she/her) is a social justice activist through her work as a poet and a civil rights attorney. Sunu is the daughter of immigrants from India, and currently lives in Washington, DC with her family. Sunu's collection of poems, My Dear Comrades, was selected for the 2021 Terry J. Cox Prize, and will be published by Regal House on March 28, 2023. Sunu's work can also be found in publications including Asian American Literary Review, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Poets on Adoption, Split this Rock's online social justice database, The Quarry, and in anthologies including The Penguin Book of Indian Poets, The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood and This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation. Sunu also serves as the legal director for the National Women's Law Center and is on the board of the Transgender Law Center. Sunu was included as one the 2021 Queer Women of Washington and one of Go Magazine's 100 Women We Love: Class Of 2019. Sunu is a graduate of Northeastern Law School and Earlham College, where she majored in Women's Studies and Peace and Global Studies. Sunu also completed her MFA in poetry at Queens College, City University of New York.