‘New York City’ by Ramya Ramana
The Aerogram is an online magazine that shares with its readers a variety of South Asian stories and perspectives.
It’s produced in North America, and was founded by multimedia journalist and writer, Lakshmi Gandhi (@lakshmigandhi); editor and writer, Pavani Yalamanchili (@_pavani); and former copywriter and social media coordinator, Kishwer Vikaas (@phillygrrl), who now works at a public interest law firm. Writer Rohin Guha is a contributing editor.
Earlier this month they shared on Twitter this incredible poetry performance by Ramya Ramana (@Ramyaramana). Ramya is New York’s 2014 Youth Poet Laureate. She was asked to speak at the inauguration of New York’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, who was sworn into office on 1 January 2014.
Here’s Ramya performing her poem, ‘New York City’, which she wrote for the inauguration:
You can find out more about Ramya Ramana in this interview Pavani Yalamanchili did with her in late November last year, for The Aerogram.