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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

07:00 PM  
Amit Dahiyabadshah book launch for The Tiger Poet

Kaktus/Poetry Playhouse presents:

Book launch for distinguished New Delhi poet

Amit Dahiyabadshah's The Tiger Poet,

now available for PREORDER from Poetry Playhouse Publications.



Poetry and conversation with Amit

followed by open mic

hosted by: John Roche


VIDEO now available of Amit's reading and conversation with John Roche, Publisher, Poetry Playhouse Publications:




art work by noted Albuquerque artist Larry Schulte

cover design by Denise Weaver Ross





"I have come from farming to poetry." The eminent poet Amit
Dahiyabadshah grew up in the rural North Indian state of
Haryana and noives in New Delhi. He has been an organic
farmer and trainer, communication planner, outdoor survival
instructor, and a full-time working poet with twenty
anthologies and chapbooks who has read to audiences in the
USA, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Europe, and Australia. He
is the founder of the poetry movement Delhi Poetree and Delhi
Poetree publications, host of the long-running Thousand Poets
reading series in New Delhi. Amit has been recognized as Poet
Laureate of the Senior Environment Corps, Center in The Park,
Germantown, Philadelphia and Poet-in-Residence of the
Global Constitution Forum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He
edited and published Here and Now, a 2-volume 900-page
anthology of Delhi poetry (2008). He is also known for a
much-viewed TED Talk and for reading his poem "The Last
Will & Testament of the Tiger" on a very successful fundraiser
for this endangered species on New Delhi Television (NDTV)
in 2010. A book for children, Murugan's Trees, has been
translated into 23 languages.