SOUTH ASIAN DIASPORA POETS' COLLECTIVE
"Voices that dare to say the unsaid and hear the unheard… voices that break down barriers… voices that dare to be South Asian, American and simply human…"
Matwaala, South Asian Diaspora Poets’ Collective, is a community of poets whose origins go back to South Asia (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Afghanistan). Our mission is to promote South Asian poetry in the American literary landscape and collaborate with other arts in North America through a festival, publications and mutual support among poets.
2019 Poet-of-Honor: Yogesh Patel from the UK!
Poetry Wall at Irving museum and archives.
Matwaala Poetry Fest 2019, NYC/Long Island
At NYU, Hunter College, NCC and the Red Room
Poster Design by Anannya Akella