Gowri K to guest at SpokenWord Paris September 19th Monday’s Theme: Human/Humanity

14233850_10208603547061109_1371337584_o-1Gowri K is a Tamil American poet, performing artist, teaching artist, and lawyer whose family immigrated to the U.S. from Sri Lanka. Her advocacy has addressed animal welfare, the environment, the rights of prisoners and the criminally accused in the U.S., and justice and accountability in Sri Lanka. Her publication credits include two peer-reviewed scientific journa articles and poetry appearing in Drunk In A Midnight Choir, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Bourgeon, Lantern Review, and Washington City Paper. She was a member of DC’s 2010 Southern Fried Slam team and has performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage (in 2013 and 2010), Capital Fringe Festival, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company events co-sponsored by the Poets and Writers Readings/Workshops programs. At the 2014 Atlas Intersections Festival,she produced and performed in “Yasmeen,” an original work co-written and co-produced by Huda Asfour, a Palestinian composer and musician.
She is a 2016 Kundiman fellow and serves as poetry coordinator at BloomBars, a poetry events host at Busboys and Poets, senior poetry editor at Jaggery: A DesiLit Arts and Literature Journal, and co-editor of Beltway Poety Quaterly:

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