Sukrita Paul Kumar, born and brought up in Kenya, lives in Delhi, writing poetry, researching and teaching literature. An invited and Honorary Fellow of the prestigious International Writing Programme, University of Iowa (USA), Cambridge Seminars and a former Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, she was also an invited poet in residence at Hong Kong Baptist University, China. A recipient of many international fellowships, she has lectured and read poems in many institutions in India and abroad. She has published several collections of poems in English including two bilingual collections Poems Come Home (HarperCollins) and Rowing Together (Rajkamal), and others only in English: Without Margins, Apurna, Folds of Silence and Oscillations. She was the Guest Editor of Crossing Over, a special issue of Manoa (University of Hawaii, USA). A number of Sukrita's poems have emerged from her experience of working with homeless people, Tsunami victims and street children.

Sukrita's major critical works include Narrating Partition, Conversations on Modernism, The New Story. Some of her edited/co-edited books include Speaking for Herself: An Anthology of Asian Women's Writings (Penguin), Ismat, Her Life, Her Times (Katha), As Director of a UNESCO project, she edited Mapping Memories, a volume of Urdu short stories from India and Pakistan. She has two books of translations and is the chief editor of the book on Cultural Diversity in India published by Macmillan India.

A solo exhibition of her paintings was held at AIFACS, Delhi.