Futures: Hibiscus & Futures: Stone Mountain

Purvi Shah’s recent book Miracle Marks (Northwestern University Press, 2019) explores women, the sacred, and gender and racial equity. Her prize-winning debut collection, Terrain Tracks (New Rivers Press, 2006), plumbs migration and belonging. With artist Anjali Deshmukh, she creates embodied multimedia participatory art. She retains her love of pecan pie, honeysuckle, and humid heat—despite the struggles of having been young and brown in rural Georgia. She is grateful for formative years in Virginia Beach, Virginia—one of the most diverse U.S. cities—and knowing a multitudinous South.