Poorna Swami is an independent choreographer, dancer, and writer.
She writes on arts, culture, literature, and politics. Her essays, criticism, and reportage have appeared in The Caravan, Open Magazine, Mint-Lounge, The Hindu BLink, and Words Without Borders, among other publications. Her poetry has been published in journals such as Indiana Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Prelude. Between 2015-2017 Poorna served as the India Editor-at-large for the international online quarterly, Asymptote, and co-curated the journal’s first special feature on Indian language poetry in English translation. In 2018, Poorna was awarded the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize for young Indian poets.