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Poetry Writing Workshop with Rajiv Mohabir:

July 21, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join poet Rajiv Mohabir for a two-hour writing workshop during the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival’s Indian Poetry, Culture and Music Celebration, July 21.


Adults  |  $70
College Students  |  $45

Rajiv Mohabir and Aimee Nezhukumatathil will be reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in the evening.

Please note: Admission to the festival requires a separate ticket. See A Celebration of Indian Poetry at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival for details.

For additional poetry events, see Poetry in our Calendar.


Rajiv Mohabir is an Indo-Caribbean American author of two acclaimed poetry collections — The Taxidermist’s Cut and Cowherd’s Son — and four chapbooks. He is winner of the 2015 Kundiman Prize, a 2015 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, a finalist for the 2017 Lambda Literary Award in Gay Poetry, and has received fellowships from Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, Kundiman, The Home School, and the American Institute of Indian Studies language program. He received his MFA in Poetry and Translation from Queens College, CUNY and his PhD in English from the University of Hawai`i. Rajiv is currently on staff at Auburn University in Alabama, GA.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of four books of poetry: Oceanic; Lucky Fish, winner of the Hoffer Grand Prize for Prose and Independent Books; At the Drive-In Volcano; and Miracle Fruit. With Ross Gay, she co-authored Lace & Pyrite, a chapbook of nature poems (Organic Weapon Arts). She is the poetry editor of Orion magazine and her poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry series, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry, Ploughshares and Tin House. Awards for her writing include an NEA Fellowship in poetry and the Pushcart Prize. She is professor of English and creative writing in the MFA program of the University of Mississippi.

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