#DesiBoost: World Poetry Day

Welcome to our latest #DesiBoost roundup of previously-featured poets of South Asian origin from around the world.

If you’re in the US, check out Desi Books Poetry at Bookshop.org. We also regularly feature poetry collections in our monthly #DesiBooksReco roundups. Browse through plenty more in this Twitter thread.

Please share your own favorite desi poets or poems with us on social media: Twitter; Facebook; Instagram.

More from Wikipedia: “World Poetry Day is celebrated on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999, ‘with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard’. Its purpose is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the original UNESCO declaration says, to ‘give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional, and international poetry movements’.”

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