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Archna Sahni

archna-sahiniAfter living uncertainly between Canada and India, Archna Sahni appears to have settled in India. Archna’s debut collection of poems titled First Fire (Yeti Books: Calicut, 2005) has received the praise of renowned writers such as Vilas Sarang and K. Satchidanandan (nominee for Nobel Prize for Literature 2011). She is the recipient of the inaugural Agha Shahid Ali Prize for Poetry, and received Honorable Mention for E.J. Pratt Medal and Poetry Prize. Her poems have been published in the anthologies Ninety-Nine Words: A Collection of Contemporary English Poems (Panchbati Publications, 2006), The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India (Hidden Brook Press, 2013), Suvanrarekha: An Anthology of Women Poets Writing in English (The Poetry Society of India, 2014), and Voices Across The Ocean: Poems From Australia & India (Cyberwit, 2014). Her poems have found a place in the Best of Indian Literature 1957-2007 (Sahitya Akademi, 2012).  She can be contacted through e-mail: