Purvi Shah

Purvi Shah won the inaugural SONY South Asian Social Service Excellence Award for her leadership fighting violence against women. During the 10th anniversary of 9/11, in partnership with Kundiman, she directed Together We Are New York, a community-based poetry project highlighting Asian American voices. Terrain Tracks (2006), her debut poetry collection on migration and belonging, won the Many Voices Project prize. Her new book, Miracle Marks (2019), explores women, the sacred, and gender & racial equity. She serves as a board member of The Poetry Project. Her favorite art practices are her sparkly eyeshadow and raucous laughter. Discover more @PurviPoets or http://purvipoets.net/

Photo: Neha Gautam