Geetha Sukumaran, a poet and translator, is a doctoral candidate in Humanities at York University. She holds an MPhil degree in Tamil literature. Her research interests include contemporary Tamil poetry, women's writing, trauma literature and translation. Her current research focuses on the literature and oral narratives of women from conflict zones that connect with culinary practices, war trauma and religion. Her Tamil translation of Sylvia Plath's poems was published in 2013 and her own poetry collection in Tamil was published in 2014. She is the recipient of the N. Sivalingam Award in Tamil Studies for her research proposal on Tamil poetry from Sri Lanka and Trauma under the title, Contemporary Tamil poems from Sri Lanka: Regional Sensibility and Mainstream Trauma Theory. Geetha is co-organizer of the Conflict and Food Studies group.
Keywords: Contemporary Tamil poetry; women's writing; trauma literature and translation