Title: (Be)longing: A poetry reading about homes within and without
Guest speaker: Jona Ray
Date: 6 May 2021, 14.30-15.30 (Western European Time) | 7pm-8pm (India time)
Link – videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/85775879953?pwd=YmJVa2E1ZjdyK0lEeUdSSlVyTDQyUT09
Organisation: RHOME – Representations of Home project
Jonaki Ray was educated in India (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur) and the USA (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign). A scientist by education and training, and a software engineer (briefly) in the past, she is now a poet, writer, and editor in New Delhi, India.
Jonaki was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, and won the First Prize in the 2017 (Oxford Brookes International Poetry Contest, ESL category). She is a 2019 Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award winner and has been shortlisted for multiple other awards, including the 2018 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize and the 2016 Writers’ HQ International Fiction Contest.
Her work has been published in Poetry, The Rumpus, Southword Journal, So to Speak Journal, Lunch Ticket, Indian Literature (India’s National Academy of Letters), and elsewhere. To know more, visit https://jonakiray.com.