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ABOUT UMIT SINGH DHUGA ...image of Umit Singh Dhuga

Umit Singh Dhuga is an Anglo-Indian scholar of classical philology and a freelance writer. He has worked as a classical music critic for the Hudson Review and as an opera critic for the New Yorker, where he began his writing career. Dhuga’s first book, Choral Identity and the Chorus of Elders in Greek Tragedy, was published through Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies in 2011. His debut collection of poems, The Sight of a Goose Going Barefoot, was Highly Commended by the Forward Prizes for Poetry 2018.

Dhuga’s poetry has appeared in The Common, Literary Review of Canada, Parnassus, PN Review, Southwest Review, and other journals. His poetry and verse translations have also been anthologized in The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present (2010), Modern English Poetry by Younger Indians (2019), and elsewhere. Schooled at Harrow, Berkeley, Amherst, and Columbia—where he earned his Ph.D. in Classics in 2006—Dhuga has taught at Brandeis University, Knox College, and elsewhere. He lives in Toronto with his wife, architect Vanessa Abram.
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