Smita Agarwal has been publishing poetry for more than twenty years.
She is the author of
Wish-granting Words, Poems (Ravi Dayal Publisher, New Delhi,
2002) http://www.vedamsbooks.in/no29554.htm and
Mofussil Notebook. Poems of Small Town India (Cooperjal, UK, 2011) http://www.ideaindia.com/product_detail.php?pid=1924.
Her poems have been included in anthologies such as,
Nine Indian Women Poets (Oxford University Press, 1997); Verse: Indian Poetry Feature (Vol. 17 &18, 2001); Reasons for Belonging (Viking Penguin, 2002); Midnight’s Grandchildren: Post Independence Poetry from India (Struga Poetry Press, Macedonia, 2003); Confronting Love, (Penguin, 2005); Fulcrum: Special Issue on Indian Poetry in English, USA: No. 4, 2005 and
We Speak in Changing Languages
(Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, 2009).
Her critical articles on Indian Poetry in English have appeared in magazines and
Poetry Review, and the Journal of Commonwealth Literature. Her Ph.D
focused on Sylvia Plath. She is Professor of English at the University of Allahabad, India.
Her hobby is Indian music and her songs are available on the "Beat of India" website,