Poetry. Asian American Studies. Taking its title from the descent into Hell in the opening passage of Homer's Iliad—"and crowded brave souls into the undergloom"—Prageeta Sharma's fourth collection chronicles personal and internal wars using the American frontier as a central metaphor to address questions of community and belonging, outsiderness, and the inevitability of a racialized self.
Prageeta Sharma is the author of the poetry collections GRIEF SEQUENCE (Wave Books, 2019), UNDERGLOOM (Fence Books, 2013), INFAMOUS LANDSCAPES (Fence Books, 2007), The Opening Question (Fence Books, 2004), which won the 2004 Fence Modern Poets Prize, and Bliss to Fill (Subpress, 2000). She is the founder of the conference Thinking Its Presence: Race, Creative Writing, Literary Studies and Art. A recipient of the 2010 Howard Foundation Award, she has taught at the University of Montana and now teaches at Pomona College. Author City: CLAREMONT, CA USA