I’m a poet. I also write nonfiction.
Preeti Kaur Rajpal grew up in California’s San Joaquin Valley. She first began writing as a student of June Jordan in her Poetry for the People program. Preeti’s work can be found in Spook Magazine, Jaggery Lit, Blueshift Journal, Tupelo Quarterly, Lantern Review, and other publications. She is anthologized in Orison Books’ poetry anthology The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets Speak on Faith and Spirit and Blue Oak Press’ forthcoming poetry anthology They Rise Like a Wave: An Anthology of Asian American Women Poets. She has been a Fellow with Loft Literary Center’s Mentor Series in Poetry, Poetry Foundation’s POETRY Incubator, Writing by Writers, Tin House Summer and Winter Workshops, Fine Arts Work Center’s Workshops, Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, and Kearny Street Workshop’s Interdisciplinary Writers Lab. Her work is supported by Metro Regional Arts Council, Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Jerome Foundation. She is a 2019-2020 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow in Literature. She is a 2021 Storyknife and Anderson Center Writer-in-Resident. She will be a Djerassi Artist Resident in 2022. Her debut poetry manuscript has been accepted for publication by a small independent press.
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