Writing in an inherently political time

Sophie Kriz

Some of the most accomplished writers in Ann Arbor are professors at the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program. Professor Sumita Chakraborty is one of them. She writes to ask and explore the answers to questions that haunt and intrigue her. She writes in such nebulous forms as poetry and as rigid forms as scholarly articles. Chakraborty believes that in sensitive forms like political poetry, a writer must always write with sincerity, curiosity and passion.