In Preeti Kaur Rajpal’s debut collection, she searches for what it means to be part of the modern world with its many divisions and acts of violence. Writing through the memory of her Sikh family’s violent expulsion during Historical India’s Partition, she threads this history with her experiences as a Sikh American woman during the post-9/11 era. The poems of membery weave memory, Sikh spiritual tradition, family, country, and language acquisition.
Preeti Kaur Rajpal's works can be found in The Sikh Review, South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection, and other publications. Her poems are anthologized in The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets Speak on Faith and Spirit and the forthcoming They Rise Like a Wave: An Anthology of Asian American Women Poets.
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