"With inaugural poetry, we need not read between the lines. What we must do is act after the lines, be the kind of engaged citizen Walt Whitman imagined in his 19th century renditions of a new America."
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Purvi Shah seeks to inspire change through her work as a non-profit consultant, anti-violence advocate and writer. Her work fighting violence against women earned the inaugural SONY South Asian Social Services Award. Terrain Tracks, her poetry collection, delves migration, belonging, and loss. Follow her work at purvipoets.net or @PurviPoets.