Purvi Shah

Bio

Purvi Shah’s favorite art practices are her sparkly eyeshadow, raucous laughter, and seeking justice. She won the inaugural SONY South Asian Social Service Excellence Award for her leadership fighting violence against women. During the 10th anniversary of 9/11, with Kundiman, she directed Together We Are New York, a community-based poetry project highlighting Asian American voices. Terrain Tracks, her debut poetry collection on migration and belonging, won the Many Voices Project prize. Her new book, Miracle Marks, explores women, the sacred, and gender & racial equity. She has received a Poets House Fellowship and a Travel & Study Grant from the Jerome Foundation. She currently serves as a board member at The Poetry Project.

IG/Twitter: @PurviPoets

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