Gowri Koneswaran is a Sri Lankan Tamil American poet, performing artist, and lawyer. Her advocacy has addressed animal welfare, the environment, and the rights of prisoners and the criminally accused. She has co-authored two peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and her poetry has been published in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Bourgeon and Lantern Review. Koneswaran was a member of the 2010 DC Southern Fried Slam team and has performed at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She serves as the poetry coordinator at BloomBars, co-editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and senior poetry editor with Jaggery: A DesiLit Arts and Literature Journal. She tweets on-the-spot haiku @gowricurry.
Beltway Poetry Quarterly: http://www.beltwaypoetry.com/poetry/poets/names/koneswaran-gowri/