Jackson Heights Poetry Festival - First Tuesdays
Join us to celebrate Poetry Month on April 6, 2010
for the JHPF FIRST TUESDAYS open mic
featuring Purvi Shah.
Purvi Shah’s debut book of poems, Terrain Tracks (New Rivers Press, 2006), won the Many Voices Project prize and was nominated for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Members’ Choice Award in 2007. Shah, who holds an MA in American Literature from Rutgers University, is a former poetry editor of the Asian Pacific American Journal and the recipient of a Virginia Voss Poetry Award from the University of Michigan. Born in Ahmedabad, India, Shah lives in New York City, where she recently served for seven and a half years as the executive director at Sakhi for South Asian Women, a community-based anti–domestic violence organization. She is currently traveling, consulting on the issue of violence against women, and working toward a second collection of poetry.
Sign-up starts at 7 pm on Tuesday 4/6, readings begin at 7:30. Join us at Terraza Cafe - on Gleane street and Roosevelt avenue, off the 82nd street stop on the 7 Train!
You can find directions here.
We are excited to have Purvi with us and hope to see you too!
See you soon!
Jackson Height Poetry Festival