Woodland Pattern Book Center and Kundiman present a poetry reading featuring Suman Chhabra's Demons Off as part of Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Reading Series, a reading and discussion series celebrating chapbooks by midwest-based Kundiman fellows organized by Soham Patel.
Suman Chhabra teaches Ritual & Creative Writing, and English for International Students courses at the School of the Arts Institute at Chicago. She has participated in the Teach for America program, taught language arts for first graders, and more recently, was a Writing Fellow and Teaching Assistant at SAIC. Her forthcoming chapbook Demons Off will be published with Meekling Press, as part of their series Chill Horizons. In this work, the writer examines rakshasas, described by Chhabra as “demonic creatures in Hindu tradition. Rakshasas are shape-shifters. They consume others. I connect grieving to rakshasas. Grief, like a rakshasa, changes its shape in various ways.” Chill Horizons will be released in monthly installments beginning this November.