Tue, Apr 04|
All She Wrote Books
Author Signing: Sunu P. Chandy
In-person author signing event celebrating the release of My Dear Comrades by Sunu P. Chandy!
Time & Location
Apr 04, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
All She Wrote Books, 451 Artisan Way, Somerville, MA 02145, USA
About the Event
Join All She Wrote Books on Tuesday, April 4th at 5:00pm for an in-person author signing event celebrating the release of My Dear Comrades by Sunu P. Chandy.
About the Book
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. These poems cover themes ranging from immigration, social justice activism, friendship loss, fertility challenges, adoption, caregiving, and life during a pandemic. 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. Sunu’s poems provide company for many who may be experiencing isolation through any one of these experiences and remind us that we are not, in fact, going it alone. 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. These poems remind us that we can, and we will, rebuild.
Sunu P. Chandy (she/her) is a social justice activist through her work as a poet and a civil rights attorney. She was included as one the 2021 Queer Women of Washington and one of Go Magazine’s 100 Women We Love: Class Of 2019. Sunu’s collection of poems, My Dear Comrades, was selected for the 2021 Terry J. Cox Prize, and will be published by Regal House in Spring 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 serves on the board of the Transgender Law Center.