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Ep. 52 Gauri Awasthi | Editorial work, dance, and community in poetry

Hi there,

Today I am thrilled to be arts calling Gauri Awasthi!

Gauri Awasthi is an Indian poet and an MFA graduate from McNeese State University. She has won awards and scholarships from the Sundress Academy For The Arts, Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, Bread Loaf Writers’ Workshop, and Kundiman. Her writing has been published in  The Rumpus, Quarterly West, BuzzfeedNotre Dame Review, and others.

Gauri’s Twitter:

Gauri’s latest course is now available here: 4-Week Online Poetry Workshop: Decolonizing Poetry

Thank you so much for your time, Gauri!

*Note: This episode was recorded the week of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Some of our conversation centers around this topic.

Re: the latest attack on abortion rights, please consider visiting for resources during this difficult time.

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Make art. Much love,


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