Sangamithra Iyer

Creativity, 2023, Grantee Link >

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. Since the launch of the site in 2023, Sangamithra has curated several talks among authors and written a number of blogs. The photo of Sangamithra is by Wan Park. Sangamithra lives in Queens, New York.