Meet the Author: Sunu P. Chandy with Rajiv Mohabir

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Meet the Author: Sunu P. Chandy with Rajiv Mohabir

Celebrate the release of Sunu P. Chandy’s Poetry Collection "My Dear Comrades" with Chandy, in conversation with Rajiv Mohabir

By Trident Booksellers & Café

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Monday, April 3 · 7 - 9pm EDT


Trident Booksellers & Cafe 338 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115

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  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket


In this poetry collection, Sunu P. Chandy includes stories about her experiences as a woman, civil rights attorney, parent, partner, daughter of South Asian immigrants, and member of the LGBTQ community. Sunu’s poems provide some resolve, some peace, some community, amidst the competing notions of how we are expected to be in the world, especially when facing a range of barriers. Whether the experience is being disregarded as a woman of color attorney, being rejected for being queer, losing a most treasured friendship, doubting one’s romantic partner or any other form of heartbreak, Sunu’s poems highlight the human requirement of continually starting anew.

SUNU P. CHANDY is a poet, parent, and a civil rights attorney. Sunu completed her B.A. in Peace and Global Studies/Women’s Studies at Earlham College, her J.D. at Northeastern University School of Law, and her M.F.A. in Poetry at City University of NewYork (CUNY), Queens College. Sunu currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her family.

RAJIV MOHABIR is the author of three collections of poetry including Cutlish (Four Way Books 2021) which was awarded the Eric Hoffer Medal Provocateur, longlisted for the 2022 PEN/Voelcker Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Books Award. He also authored the memoir Antiman (Restless Books 2021) winner of the Forward Indies Award for LGBTQ+ Nonfiction. He teaches in the MFA program at Emerson College and lives in the Boston area.

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