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2023: a year for wonders.

Jan. 13, 2023: My poem, “Saraswati is perturbed when the swami says 1 + 1 = 1,” is out on Dialogist. I started this poem 10 years ago, thinking about the vast difference between theoretical spirituality & everyday realities – especially for girls & women. My third poetry manuscript, Post/Conditional, which includes this poem, was a 2022 finalist for the Black Lawrence Immigrant Writing Series.

May 16, 2022: In “The delight of this work,” I share space with versatile and powerful artists Gabrielle Civil, Rosamond S. King, Christina Olivares, and Seema Reza. What does it mean to be a woman of color writer? To have a second book? How do we collectively celebrate & care for each other?

Missed Fortunes: See the Art

What new rituals did you create in 2020? What fortunes do you wish for now? Visual artist Anjali Deshmukh & I created 6 poetry & art prints as part of our community storytelling project, Missed Fortunes. Bring the art home from our shop.

Listen to an interview with me on Dear Brown Parents

10 Books to Read for National Poetry Month by Kundiman

Get more of my recent advocacy & poetry 411 right now here.

Join me for wonder & healing in this series I curated for the Center for Book Arts:

Healing Futures: The Marvel of Grief: Readings by Ama Codjoe & Aurora Masum-Javed
Healing Futures: Ghosts of the Future: Readings by zakia henderson-brown & heidi andrea restrepo rhodes
Healing Futures: Weaving Thresholds: Readings by Eléna Rivera & Sahar Muradi