So honored to be included in this gorgeous Ways of Water Issue of CONJUNCTIONS Magazine with “A Letter to my Submerged Father, ” — a confluence of family history, waterness in Tamil, animal joy & grief in Sangam literature, & the labors & delights of recovering what is submerged. Asta, following the moving patch of sunlight, also makes an appearance.
I was invited to collaborate with the brilliant Lisa Hirmer as part of her Waterfront Toronto Residency Projects for These Warming Days and inspired by the Port Lands Flood Protection Project.
“A text based installation running along the water’s edge, a speculative infrastructure suggesting how we might live in relationship to this place, its other non-human inhabitants, and each other”
I have an essay on “The Expose” in The Edinburgh Companion to Vegan Literary Studies.
My essay “Governing Bodies” was published in the Jan/Feb 2019 Issue of The
Kenyon Review and winner of a Pushcart Prize-2021 edition.
An audio version of it can be found here.
Read editor Geeta Kothari’s blog on why she chose this piece.
There is a micro-conversation about this piece here at KR Conversations:
My essay “Trying” was published in Issue 12 of Newtown Literary and nominated for a Pushcart Prize
I wrote an essay about Ecosystem Engineers published in 1001 Nuit Saison 2 in Marseille, France.
Thrilled to announce The Long View, a special book length anniversary edition of Satya is now available. The Long View is a reflection on over two decades of activism and where we go from here.
My Essay “Burmese Years : Finding traces of a grandfather’s life in the archives of an empire” is featured in Creative Nonfiction’s s inaugural column: “The Story behind the Story” in issue 56. It explores reconciling gaps in family narratives in recreating what it is like in situ. I compare my work as a writer to my experiences as a geotechnical engineer
In the spirit of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet and conceived of as a modern-day vade mecum, Letters to a New Vegan consists of 32 humorous, evocative, spirited, and even tender epistles offering advice, counsel, and inspiration from activists and leaders who’ve followed the veg
an path for years. The aim is to ignite, sustain, and refresh the passion and commitment of those who want to live more consciously and compassionately on the planet, with other people, and with themselve
- On February 22, 2014, on episode 215 of Our Hen House podcast,
- Viva La Vegan interview with me
- One Green Planet features on the status of Chimpanzees in Laboratories.
- Mark Hawthorne, Author of Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering & Striking At the Roots discusses the ebook with me here. We had a lovely chat about writing about animals.
“Sangu’s resulting narrative offers a heady dialogue—the animal activist and the animal exploiter—but Sangu handles it with aplomb, and her writing is sometimes more poetry than prose.”
- I discuss the story on the Our Hen House TV Show at Brooklyn Independent Media.
My essay “Soiled Hands” has been published in this anthology Primate People: Saving Nonhuman Primates through Education, Advocacy and Sanctuary (University of Utah Press), edited by Lisa Kemmerer. This was adapted into a TEDx Cooper Union Talk.
My Essay “Small Small Redemption” has been published in a wonderful anthology called Sister Species: Women, Animals and Social Justice (University of Illinois Press)
Many of my articles, interviews, editorials and reviews have been published in Satya Magazine.
Selections of my work can also be seen at n+1, Creative Nonfiction, VegNews Local Knowledge, Waging Nonviolence, The Aerogram, Hippocampus Magazine, One Green Planet, Open City, West View News, The L Magazine, the Philadelphia Weekly, SuperVegan.com, Our Hen House, and The Tottenville Review.
A link to my TedX Talk at Cooper Union.:
As an Associate for Brighter Green, I’ve been blogging there as well, and contributed to Brighter Green’s Project on Climate Change and the Globalization of Factory Farming and the production of videos on India’s poultry and dairy industries.