I am a Tamil American poet, performing artist, teaching artist, 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. My publication credits include two peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and poetry appearing in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Bourgeon, and Lantern Review. I was a member of the 2010 DC Southern Fried Slam team and have performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage (in 2013 and 2010), Capital Fringe Festival, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and at Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company events co-sponsored by the Poets & Writers Readings/Workshops program. I was guest co-editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly’s summer 2014 issue (with Regie Cabico), which featured poetry by Asian American and Pacific Islander poets from the region. At the 2014 Atlas Intersections Festival, I produced and performed in “Yasmeen,” an original work co-written and co-produced by Huda Asfour, a Palestinian composer and musician. I serve 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 Poetry Quarterly. I tweet and instagram on-the-spot haiku @gowricurry.
For more information about bookings, workshops, or upcoming performances, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.”