Sonnet Mondal was born and brought up in Kolkata, India. His latest collection of poems Ink and Line was released in 2014.
His poems and works have appeared in Kyoto journal, Irish Examiner, the World Literature Today, the Mcneese Review, Blesok, Palestine Chronicle, Drunken Boat, Indian Literature, Asia Literary Review, Fieldstone Review and Two Thirds North.
Winner of the 2016 Gayatri Gamarsh Memorial award for literary excellence, Mondal was one of the authors of the ‘Silk Routes’ project of the IWP, University of Iowa, from 2014 to 2016. Sonnet’s poems in Slovenian translation by Barbara Pogacnik, were aired at the Literary Nokturno program of the Public Radio & Television of Slovenia in 2016. He read at the International Uskudar Poetry Festival in 2015 and International Young Poets’ Meet in 2016, both organised by the Government of Turkey in Istanbul.
Mondal led an Indian cultural delegation to the Ars Poetica International Festival, Slovakia in November 2016 and read at the 2017 edition of the Cork International Poetry festival, Ireland. A Writer in Residence at Sierra Neveda College’s MFA in Creative Writing program, Mondal represented India at the 10th year anniversary edition of the International Istanbul Poetry and Literature Festival. He has conducted poetry workshops at the 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka and most recently he has been included in Sahitya Akademi’s Modern English Poetry by Younger Indians edited by Sudeep Sen.
A guest editor for Poetry at Sangam in 2017, he edits the Indian section of Lyrikline (Haus für Poesie- House of Poetry, Berlin /formerly Literaturwerkstatt, Berlin) in partnership with The Enchanting Verses Lit. Review and serves as the Editor in Chief of the Enchanting Verses Literary Review (www.theenchantingverses.org). His poetry has been translated into Hindi, Italian, Slovenian, Spanish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Turkish, Macedonian, Bengali and Arabic.