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Purvi Shah

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Purvi Shah?s debut book of poems, Terrain Tracks (New Rivers Press, 2006), which explores migration as potential and loss, won the Many Voices Project prize and was nominated for the Asian American Writers? Workshop Members? Choice Award in 2007. Shah, who holds an MA in American Literature from Rutgers University, is a former poetry editor of the Asian Pacific American Journal and the recipient of a Virginia Voss Poetry Award from the University of Michigan. Born in Ahmedabad, India, Shah lives in New York City, where she recently served for seven and a half years as the executive director at Sakhi for South Asian Women, a community-based anti?domestic violence organization. She is currently consulting on the issue of violence against women as well as with the Asian American poets organization, Kundiman, and working toward a second collection of poetry.

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