about gowri k. & this blog

gowri k.

I am a poet, singer, and lawyer whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Sri Lanka. My advocacy has addressed animal welfare, the environment, and the rights of prisoners and the criminally accused. I was a Lannan Fellow of the Folger Shakespeare Library and have been a featured poet at Lincoln Center Out of Doors (NYC), the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage (in 2013 and 2010), the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and at performances co-sponsored by the Poets & Writers Readings/Workshops program. My poetry has appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Bourgeon, and Lantern Review. In 2010, I was a member of the DC Southern Fried Slam team and released my first chapbook, Still Beating. I host open mics at Busboys and Poets and BloomBars, where I serve as poetry coordinator. I am also a poetry editor with Jaggery: A DesiLit Arts and Literature Journal. I tweet on-the-spot haiku @gowricurry.

Contact me at circlesaroundus@gmail.com.

Photo by Les Talusan

not here long…

Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more.

Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop.

Die knowing something. You are not here long.”

Walker Evans

a flower faces his own mortality (photo by gowri k.)

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