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Amit Majmudar is an American novelist and poet. In 2015, he was named the first Poet Laureate of Ohio.[1]



Majmudar grew up in the Cleveland area. He earned a BS at the University of Akron and an MD at Northeast Ohio Medical University.[2] He is a diagnostic radiologist specializing in nuclear medicine practicing full-time in Columbus, Ohio, where he lives with his wife Ami and his twin sons, Shiv and Savya.

His poems have appeared in The Antioch Review,[3] Image,[4] Poetry, Poetry Northwest, National Poetry Review,[5] The New England Review, Smartish Pace,[6] River Styx,[7] and The New Yorker.[8]



  • The Abundance: A Novel. Metropolitan Books. 2013. ISBN 978-0-8050-9658-3.
  • Partitions. 2011.

Short fictionEdit

  • "Secret Lives of the Detainees", The Kenyon Review, 2016; selected for The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017 (Anchor Books), edited by Laura Furman; noted as favorite in book by juror Elizabeth McCracken. ISBN 978-0-525-43250-0


List of poems
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected
The beard 2017 Majmudar, Amit (July 3, 2017). "The beard". The New Yorker. 93 (19): 44–45.
  • Godsong : a verse translation of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Resistance, rebellion, life : 50 poems now / edited and introduced by Amit Majmudar


  1. ^ Randy Ludlow, Dublin physician named first Ohio poet laureate, Columbus Dispatch, 17 Dec. 2015 (accessed 17 Dec. 2015)
  2. ^ "A Poet Laureate for Ohio," Clevelandpoetics, Dec. 17, 2015 (retrieved Dec. 17, 2015)
  3. ^ John Donald Kingsley (2006). The Antioch Review. Google Books. Antioch Review, Incorporated. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Image ◊ Journal ◊ Back Issues ◊ Issue 50". Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  5. ^ The National Poetry Review. Google Books. Dream Horse Press. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Poet Index & Photos - Smartish Pace (a poetry review)". Smartish Pace. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  7. ^ Majmudar, Amit. "Amit Majmudar". River Styx Literary Magazine. River Styx. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  8. ^ Majmudar, Amit (March 21, 2011). "The Autobiography of Khwaja Mustasim". The New Yorker.
  9. ^ Amit Majmudar, Verse Wisconsin (retrieved Dec. 17, 2015)

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