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A Simple Rebirth: Poetry book

This illustrated poetry anthology is Samira R. Noorali’s first creative publication. While the work is often categorized as a poetry and art collection, it is more than just a sum of its parts. A Simple Rebirth can be read beginning to end as a mosaic narrative following the journey of rape survivors from a place of emotional darkness to a place of healing. Readers can also experience each poem separately, as each has its own unique form and independent journey. Zahid Dewji, illustrator of A Simple Rebirth, is an artist, musician, and educator of East-African Indian descent currently residing in Houston, Texas and teaching in the greater Houston area. A native New Yorker, Zahid has a Bachelors of Music From New York University and no formal art education. As a freelance musician and artist, he works to explore the strong correlations between music and visual art and the creative processes that bind both mediums. A Simple Rebirth is Zahid’s first published collection of illustrative work.
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Samira Performs at CONNECTED

Noorali was recently featured at CONNECTED, a program run by the Coachella Valley Arts Scene. The featured reading + open mic event that takes place every third Saturday of the month is now being held at the new CVAS location in the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert. At the February 2016 reading, Noorali performed a Love poem that contained operatic lines of Bach’s Ave Maria.
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Sensory Poetry Reading at Whitewater Preserve

The first ever Sensory Poetry reading curated by Samira Noorali and Michelle Castillo at Whitewater Preserve took place on November 2015. It was such a hit that they have decided to put on another one! Featured readers, Samira, Michelle, David Kelly, Amarylis Fischer, and Caryn Davidson offered diverse perspectives on nature and the sensory experience. Open Mic participants also offered refreshing ideas and beautiful imagery.
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Published in Poetry Nook: Volume 4

Poetry Nook is a monthly journal seeking the best poetry and art that captures the interaction between the senses—of images, sounds, tastes, smells, touch—and emotions. Poetry Nook is a publication of Plum White Press LLC. Noorali’s Haikus have been featured in this magazine which you can purchase on Amazon. Pick up the book on Amazon
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