Purvi Poets

Forewording Beauty

Media Hound

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Iowa Public Radio: A Rare Writing Project from the Artists Known as Grin City — As part of a 2015 public art project for public libraries, I created site-specific poems based on my interviews with library staff and patrons. These poems were installed in vinyl on library windows and my poem at the Marshalltown Library was translated into Spanish and Myanmar to reach diverse communities.

Short film: Movement to Power — In 2014, I co-led a creative expression & healing workshop for community members working to end violence

Short film: Poetry performance at a vigil to end sexual violence in 2013

Short film: Together We Are New York: Asian Americans Remember and Re-Vision 9/11 — In 2011, I led a community-based poetry project to highlight the voices of Asian Americans during the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in order to foster dialogue, healing, and witness

Reviews

“…charting the dislocations and locations of immigration, memory, love, and loss…”: Poetry Trifecta, review of Terrain Tracks by Harriet Davidson

“The poems are largely lyrical and focused on moments of poetic transformation — where mundane or extraordinary things take on the special quality of language…”: Purvi Shah’s Terrain Tracks

“…Action, or the aforementioned travel, exists as a place for contemplation…”: Galatea Resurrects review of Terrain Tracks by Lisa Bower

“…she offers up strange images mixed with strange sounds…”: -When           creation:-, review of Terrain Tracks by Soham Patel

“…fresh in their use of imageries and in the blend of unabashed wonder in idioms that ring out confidently…” Of Text and Its Temerity, review of The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry with an excerpt of my poem, “After*Life”

“Shah plays the trickster well…[she] puts the ‘strophe’ in ‘catastrophe'” from the Bryant Park Blog after a 2014 reading

“…The works of poets Lisa Gill and Purvi Shah will be presented alongside the work of eight artists…”: Artists, poets seek dialogue article