Gowri Koneswaran is a Tamil American writer, performing artist, teacher, and lawyer. Her advocacy work has addressed animal welfare, environmental protection, the rights of prisoners and the criminally accused in the U.S., and justice and accountability in Sri Lanka. Gowri’s publication credits include several poems and two peer-reviewed journal articles on the environmental impacts of farming animals for food. She is a Kundiman fellow, poetry coordinator at the non-profit arts organization BloomBars, a former poetry events host at Busboys and Poets, senior poetry editor at Jaggery, and associate editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly. She shares her thoughts on Twitter and Instagram at @gowrimozhi.