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Prageeta Sharma

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Ep. 81: Prageeta Sharma and Kate R. Morris, On the Roof, In the Tombs

Beltline to Broadway

Prageeta Sharma and Kate R. Morris' play ON THE ROOF, IN THE TOMBS is available to view virtually through September 30th. For more information visit https://burningcoal.org/the-19th-on-the-roof-in-the-tombs/.About the GuestsKate R. Morris is a playwright currently at large between Montana and Mexico. Her plays and performances have been hosted at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago’s RhinoFest, the Mid-America Theatre Conference, the Old Marquer Theater in New Orleans and with BetweenTheLines Theatre in Missoula, MT. Her writing can be read in Funny Looking Dog Quarterly, Present Tense Pamphlets (Northwestern University Press) and at Infinity’s Kitchen, among others.Prageeta Sharma is the author of the poetry collections Grief Sequence (Wave Books, 2019), Undergloom (Fence Books, 2013), Infamous Landscapes (Fence Books, 2007), The Opening Question (Fence Books, 2004), which won the 2004 Fence Modern Poets Prize, and Bliss to Fill (Subpress, 2000). She is the founder of the conference Thinking Its Presence: Race, Creative Writing, Literary Studies and Art. A recipient of the 2010 Howard Foundation Award, she has taught at the University of Montana and now teaches at Pomona College.Hear what the other 19th Amendment Project playwrights have to say to RDU on Stage about this collective of plays.Ep. 72: Hannah Benitez and Tamara KissaneEp. 73: Carrie KnowlesEp. 74: Elaine RomeroEp. 75: Deb MargolinEp. 76: MJ PerrinEp. 77: Ruth Margraff and Kamala SankaramEp. 78: Jennifer Natalya FinkEp. 80: Ariel ZetinaNOTE: RDU on Stage producer, editor, and host Lauren Van Hemert has been nominated for Best Podcaster, Social Influencer, and Woman of the Year in WRAL Voters' Choice Awards. To nominate RDU on Stage or your favorite businesses and non-profits, visit: https://www.wral.com/voters-choice-awards/17382552/. Thank you for your support!Connect with UsFacebook – @rduonstageTwitter – @rduonstageInstagram – @rduonstageWeb www.rduonstage.com

36mins

29 Sep 2020

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66. Prageeta Sharma and afrose fatima ahmed: Lyric World

In The Moment podcast

In this week’s episode, correspondent and poet Shin Yu Pai introduces a second installment of Lyric World, featuring fellow poets Prageeta Sharma and afrose fatima ahmed. By sharing her own work on grief and grieving, Sharma explores the idea of imagined futures cut short and how a particular loss can awaken memories of previous grief. Sharma delves deeper in conversation with ahmed and Pai about the role of poetry in articulating and transcending complex grief. As our world cries out in grief, begin to process it with Pai, Sharma, and ahmed—and get an insider’s look and stay in the know about what’s going on in this moment at Town Hall Seattle. Prageeta Sharma is the author of the poetry collections Grief Sequence, Undergloom, Infamous Landscapes, The Opening Question, and Bliss to Fill. She is the founder of the conference Thinking Its Presence: Race, Creative Writing, Literary Studies and Art. A recipient of the 2010 Howard Foundation Award, she has taught at the University of Montana and now teaches at Pomona College. afrose fatima ahmed is a hybrid Texan-Washingtonian raised in the Tri-Cities who provides poetic soul guidance with her oracle deck “blood gold and honey.” She was a 2017 Jack Straw Writer and a 2018 GAP award recipient from Artist Trust. afrose comes to poetry as just one avenue for creating experiences of beauty and communion for herself and other people. Visit her website at  www.afrosefatimaahmed.com. Shin Yu Pai is the author of eight books of poetry. Her work has appeared in publications throughout the U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan, The United Kingdom, and Canada. Her essays and nonfiction writing have appeared in Tricycle, YES! Magazine, The Rumpus, City Arts, The Stranger, Medium, and others. Lyric World: Conversations with Contemporary Poets is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike. The series is supported by grants from the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture, Windrose Fund, Poets & Writers, and The Satterberg Foundation. Presented by Town Hall Seattle.

55mins

29 Jun 2020

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'Grief Sequence' With Prageeta Sharma

The Write Question

Can poetry fail us? Can it feel too precious in times of great upheaval? Prageeta Sharma interrogates these questions and more in her collection "Grief Sequence," published after the death of her husband. In this interview, we begin by discussing the relationship between poetry and grief, both in regards to her loss as well as the collective uncertainty of COVID. We also grapple with themes of misunderstanding, witness, and beauty in an effort to make sense of the what it means to be human. Prageeta speaks to us from her shelter-in-place residence in Claremont, CA.

28mins

28 May 2020

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'Grief Sequence' With Prageeta Sharma

The Write Question

Can poetry fail us? Can it feel too precious in times of great upheaval? Prageeta Sharma interrogates these questions and more in her collection "Grief Sequence," published after the death of her husband. In this interview, we begin by discussing the relationship between poetry and grief, both in regards to her loss as well as the collective uncertainty of COVID. We also grapple with themes of misunderstanding, witness, and beauty in an effort to make sense of the what it means to be human. Prageeta speaks to us from her shelter-in-place residence in Claremont, CA.

28mins

28 May 2020

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S3, E11: Prageeta Sharma on Grief in Poetry, the Elegy, and Abstraction

The Poetry Vlog (TPV): A Poetry, Arts, & Social Justice Teaching Channel

Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/5zt--YemFXU) This week on TPV, Prageeta Sharma reads from her book Grief Sequence, discusses the elegy form, and about connecting with abstraction.  -- About Prageeta: [From https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/prageeta-sharma] Poet Prageeta Sharma was born in Framingham, Massachusetts. Her parents emigrated from India in 1969, and Sharma was raised a Hindu. She has acknowledged the influence of her parents’ religion on her poetry: “I was taught to honor knowledge and books like a religion and so for me poetry keeps this relationship close, true, active,” she told the journal Willow Springs. Sharma attended Simon’s Rock College of Bard as an undergraduate and earned her MFA from Brown University and an MA in media studies from The New School. Her collections of poetry include Bliss to Fill (2000), The Opening Question (2004), which won the Fence Modern Poets Prize, Infamous Landscapes (2007), Undergloom (2013), and Grief Sequence (2019). Sharma has spoken of her work in terms of thought rather than narrative. In Willow Springs, she noted, “It’s important to explore a variety of cognitive experiences in the poem rather than just telling a story.”   Sharma’s honors and awards include a Howard Foundation Award. She has taught at the New School, Goddard College, and the University of Montana-Missoula. She is the Henry G. Lee professor of English at Pomona College as well as the founder and president of the conference Thinking Its Presence: Race, Creative Writing, and Literary Studies. Twitter: (https://twitter.com/prapra) //  Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/prapramt) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

27mins

5 Feb 2020

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S02E03 A Conversation With Prageeta Sharma

Poets at Work

In this episode of Poets at Work we talk with poet and Pomona College professor Prageeta Sharma, who also reads selections from her work. For a transcript of this episode, email cgupodcasts at gmail.com and be sure to include the episode title. Our intro and outro music for this episode is Lee Rosevere's "Night...

45mins

3 Feb 2020

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Prageeta Sharma & Cristina Rivera Garza - November 11th, 2015

the Poetry Project Podcast

Wednesday Reading SeriesCristina Rivera-Garza is the award-winning author of six novels, three collections of short stories, five collections of poetry and three non-fiction books. She has translated, from English into Spanish, Notes on Conceptualisms by Vanessa Place and Robert Fitterman; and, from Spanish into English, “Nine Mexican Poets edited by Cristina Rivera Garza,” in New American Writing 31.Prageeta Sharma is the author of four poetry collections: Bliss to Fill, The Opening Question, Infamous Landscapes and Undergloom. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at University of Montana and is co-director of the conference Thinking Its Presence: Race and Creative Writing, held at University of Montana in April 2014 and March 2015.

1hr

7 Apr 2016