I am a literary animal. I’ll be posting here on things literary, animal or both. I’m currently working on a book project that blends memoir, history and reportage. I’ll blogging here about things I’m reading, passages that move me, and what I’m discovering while reading, writing and being. Check out some selected works here. Here’s a little more about me:
Sangamithra Iyer is a writer and a licensed professional civil engineer who holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Cooper Union and a Master’s degree from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College, where she was a recipient of a Hertog Fellowship. She served as the Assistant Editor of Satya magazine and a co-producer of the Women’s Collective monthly radio program on the Pacifica Station WBAI. She considers herself to be a plant eating primate who has been humbled to be in the presence of great apes. She has volunteered at primate rescue and rehabilitation sanctuaries in the U.S. and in Africa. Sangu is an Associate for the environmental action tank Brighter Green, focused on sustainability, equity and rights, and a member of the Associates Board for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She is the recipient of scholarships to workshops in New Journalism, Historical Narrative, and Voice at the Norman Mailer Writers Colony in Provincetown, MA and a Literature Travel/Study Grant from The Jerome Foundation. Her writing explores issues related to animals, social and environmental justice and the intersection of the personal and the political. She will be writing stories about vegan food and politics for Open City.