Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. In this debut prize-winning book of poetry, Purvi Shah explores migration and belonging. The book celebrates and riffs upon roots while opening up dialogues on contemporary American issues. Through movement on trains, in nature, and with family, TERRAIN TRACKS charts the possibilities and edges of desire, love, hope, and our journeys for home.
About the Author
Born in Ahmadabad, India, Purvi Shah moved with her family to Chicago, Illinois, around the age of two. She experienced childhood in a number of states including Florida, Georgia, Indiana, and Virginia. She currently lives in New York City and serves as Executive Director of Sakhi for South Asian Women, a community-based anti-domestic violence organization. Her poems have appeared in a number of prominent journals including Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, Descant, Many Mountains Moving, and Weber Studies.