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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.”