Mita Mahato she/her

Y-WE Write Facilitator

Mita Mahato (she/her) is a Seattle-based comix artist and poet who assembles her panels and pages with cut and collaged papers. In joining fragments of used and discarded materials—newspaper, maps, mail ads, packaging scraps—her work dramatizes entangled processes of death and renewal, specifically within the context of ecosystemic loss under capitalism. She has worked with a number of organizations to co-develop programs and projects that leverage art toward environmental justice and critical land relations. Her comic book collaboration with Seattle and King County Public Health, “Climate Changes Health,” has been published in several languages. Additionally, her poetry comix have appeared in places including Ecotone, Shenandoah, Iterant, and AMNLY, as well as in the collection In Between, published by Pleiades. Her next book, Arctic Play, is forthcoming in October 2024 from The 3rd Thing. Her mother was Prem, born in Bihar. Her father was Basanta, born in Bengal. A career educator and Black Earth Institute Fellow, she teaches comics and poetry at all levels.

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