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Writing with Poets of the South Asian Diaspora

All Levels | South Asia and the broader South Asian diaspora have diverse and vibrant poetry cultures, yet most writers in the US never encounter many of their brightest lights. That diaspora has longstanding historic traditions of work written in both English and in translation from South Asian languages. This class aims to spark your writing by showcasing and examining some of the best South Asian contemporary poetry, and generating new work alongside it.

Instructor: Shankar Narayan

Class Type: 1 Session

Term: Summer 2019

Start Date: 07/13/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Shankar Narayan

Shankar Narayan explores identity, power, mythology, and technology in a world where the body is flung across borders yet possesses unrivaled power to transcend them. Shankar is a Pushcart Prize nominee, a Fellow at Kundiman and at Hugo House, and winner of prizes from Flyway and Paper Nautilus. Shankar draws strength from his global upbringing and from his work as a civil rights attorney for the ACLU. His work has appeared in Jaggery, Panoply, Crab Creek Review, Raven Chronicles, The Litfuse Anthology, WA 129 (a collection of Washington state poems curated by Poet Laureate Tod Marshall), and many other publications. Shankar is a recent 4Culture grant recipient for Claiming Space, a project to lift the voices of writers of color. In Seattle, he awakens to the wonders of Cascadia every day, but his heart yearns east to his other hometown, Delhi.

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