Karthik Purushothaman is a poet from Chennai, India, who now lives in New Jersey. He has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prizes, and was a special mention in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019. His poems and nonfiction most recently appear in American Poetry Review, Jacobin, The Wire, and Hyperallergic. He interviews people at alienencounters.substack.com.

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