Ananda Lima’s work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Rattle, The Offing, Sugar House Review, Hobart, [PANK] and elsewhere. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing in fiction at Rutgers-Newark. She was selected for the AWP Writer to Writer program and has attended workshops at Bread Loaf, Tin House, the Community of Writers and Sewanee (where she returned to serve as staff). She is currently working on a full-length poetry collection centered on immigration and motherhood and a novel set in Brasilia, where she grew up as the daughter of migrants from Northeast Brazil.
Staff reading at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference
Photograph by photographer and friend Paul Ward.