I’m a poet. I also write nonfiction.
Preeti Kaur Rajpal grew up in California’s San Joaquin Valley. She is a recent Jerome Hill Artist Fellow in Literature and McKnight Artist Fellow in Creative Writing. Her debut poetry collection membery will be published by Tupelo Press in late 2023.
Preeti Kaur Rajpal grew up in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Preeti first began writing as a student of June Jordan in her Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley. Preeti’s work can be found in literary publications including Spook Magazine, Jaggery Lit, Blueshift Journal, Tupelo Quarterly, Lantern Review, AGNI Journal and forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal. She is anthologized in Orison Books’ The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets Speak on Faith and Spirit and Blue Oak Press’ They Rise Like a Wave: An Anthology of Asian American Women Poets. Earlier in her career, she had been an Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellow, a Fisch Art of Medicine Fellow, and received a Bhai Vir Singh Literature Award. She has been a Fellow with Loft Literary Center’s Mentor Series in Poetry, Poetry Foundation’s POETRY Incubator, Writing by Writers, Tin House Workshops, Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, and Kearny Street Workshop, among other communities. Her work is also supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board. She has been a writer in residence at Storyknife, Monson Arts, Anderson Center and Djerassi Artist Residency. She is a 2019-2020 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow in Literature and a 2022 McKnight Artist Fellow in Creative Writing. Her debut poetry collection membery will be published by Tupelo Press in late 2023.
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