Sangamithra Iyer is an author, editor, and professional civil engineer, whose writing traverses environmental justice, animal rights, and the intersection between personal and planetary grief. CAF gave her a grant for “The Literary Animal Project” (LAP), a platform to curate conversations and writings that explore animals in literature beyond symbols, mirrors and metaphors. The goal is to inspire dialogue and create community around the art and ethics of writing about animals and encourage storytelling and discussion that spotlight multi-species perspectives, animal agency, and activism. The photo of Sangamithra is by Wan Park. Sangamithra lives in Queens, New York.
October 2023 Update:
Sangamithra is continuing “The Literary Animal Project,” which can be read about here. On October 25th, Sangamithra will be hosting a virtual event to have a nuanced conversation about animals in India.