Sudeep Pagedar is a Mumbai-based writer, development sector consultant, and spoken word artiste.
He received a National Award for Creative Writing in 2004, from the then-President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
In 2016, he won the city-level Majhi Metro Poetry Prize in 2016, and some of his poems have been selected for publication by journals like ‘The Sunflower Collective’, ‘Kitaab’ and ‘Ink Drift’, among others.
Sudeep is a passionate advocate for peace, and two of his poems on conflict are taught at the middle-school level in the United States of America.
His recent poem on patriarchy and male privilege, ‘The Privileges of a Penis’ went viral on the internet.
Sudeep has been a featured poet at various events across the city, including Canvas Kavita at Tarq Gallery in Colaba, Crossover Poems in Thane, and the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2017.