I’m a poet. I also write nonfiction.


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. Preeti’s work can be found in literary publications including Spook Magazine, Jaggery Lit, Blueshift Journal, Tupelo Quarterly, Lantern Review, and forthcoming in AGNI 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. 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’s Interdisciplinary Writers Lab, among other communities. She is a 2019-2020 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow in Literature and a 2022 McKnight Fellow in Creative Writing. Her work is also supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board. 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 is a 2021 Storyknife and Anderson Center Writer-in-Residence and a 2022 Djerassi Artist Resident and Monson Arts Writer in Residence. Her debut poetry manuscript ‘membery’ has been accepted for publication by Tupelo Press and will be published in late 2023.


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