Sync Poetry was started because as youth poets, we understood the power of writing and wanted to share it with others. We aim to create a safe space targeted at youth and teenage poets where they can develop their writing and share it with others from across the globe. We believe that writing is freedom and want to help others discover poetry as the ability to share their voices and stories through readings and workshops. Our goal is to help young writers gain confidence in their skills, connect with like-minded individuals, and create poetry that has an impact. Confidence. Connection. Creation. - Sync Leads Sara and Diya
STEM and poetry may not seem to match, but Sara Garg, a sophomore in high school, plans to combine them in her life as she continues to write poetry while planning to pursue a career in STEM. She began her poetic journey as a 4th grader and hasn’t looked back since. Her works have been read at Matwaala South Asian Diaspora poetry festival and published in two of the anthologies of Austin International Poetry Festival as well as the Austin Bat Cave 2019 Anthology. She has won multiple awards for her poems including the Youth Poet of the Year Award 2017 at the Houston International Poetry Festival, Sophomore District Winner of the Georgia Young Writers Competition 2021, and Awards of Excellence for her PTA Reflections poems. She was also the only youth poet featured on a Poetry Wall at Irving Museum in Dallas as part of an exhibition of the Smithsonian’s Beyond Bollywood showcase. In addition, she has read poetry at India Currents’ 2020 Poetry Reading on Uncertainty and Change as the only youth poet invited to read. She loves to write poetry and find it freeing, and she hopes that Sync helps you find that too.
Diya Kanduri is a sophomore in high school. She is the founder of Soul Poetry, hosting monthly poetry readings catered towards youth writers from across the world. Soul Poetry has had two sessions featuring over twenty poets from six different countries. She is a blogger and frequently posts her work on her site, Bold Words. Her work has appeared on India Currents and she is a writer for The Scientific Teen. Additionally, she is the cofounder of Sync Poetry. Diya is also passionate about STEM fields and plans to pursue a field in engineering. To read more of her work, you can check out her site Bold Words (boldwords.blog ) or Instagram (@diya_kanduri).