In episode 9 of Meraki Mentors, you’ll meet poet and creative nonfiction writer Anuradha Bhowmik, a recent MFA grad from Virginia Tech and a 2018 AWP Intro Journals Project Winner in Poetry.
Anuradha never considered writing as a career, but a handful of undergraduate professors changed the course of her life. Her writing is deeply rooted in her autobiographical experiences in an immigrant family, and she discusses the aspects of her childhood that led to her love for creative nonfiction.
We talk about Anuradha’s time in Blacksburg, teaching for the first time, writing as a young person and “sustaining discipline after you get your MFA.”
To learn more about Anuradha visit: http://www.anuradhabhowmik.com
As always, this episode features the following music: Aspire by Scott Holmes, and Purple Light by Blue Dot Sessions.
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It’s not easy to prove the legitimacy of your art form, or build respect as a young person, but Anuradha Bhowmik has proven that it’s possible. She discusses the writing MFA, creative nonfiction and the problem with being a “model minority.”