Prathna Lor is a poet and scholar who teaches and writes on race, sex, ethics, and poetics. Prathna is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Toronto and a 2019 graduate fellow at the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies. They are completing a dissertation on "unthinkable subjects," which was awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Prathna's poetry and writing have appeared or is forthcoming in TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, the minnesota review, Jacket2, C Magazine, DIAGRAM, Black Warrior Review, Hobart, Vinyl, Haunt: A Journal of Art, Plenitude Magazine, and elsewhere. Prathna is the author of two chapbooks, Ventriloquism (Future Tense Books, 2010) and, most recently, 7, 2, which is forthcoming from Knife Fork Books in January 2019.