LA-Lit: Amarnath Ravva

LA-Lit interviews Amarnath Ravva
Sunday, December 4 at 5pm

Amar Ravva

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Amarnath Ravva lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He recently finished his first manuscript, a work of non-fiction called American Canyon, that blends South Indian and Californian history, memoir, poetry, documentary, and compassion. When he is not writing or producing art, he teaches at Glendale Community College. Since 2001 he has served as an advisor for the journal nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts. He has published several poems in Interlope: a Journal of Asian American poetics, nocturnes, The Berkeley Poetry Review and has work forthcoming in the journal Trepan as well as the anthologies Risen from the East: the Poetry of the Non-Western World, and Writing the Lines of our Hands. To learn more about him or his work, visit

LA-Lit records interviews poets and writers in the Los Angeles area. Reflecting the shifting nature of Los Angeles as a place, this may mean writers that have lived in LA all their lives or writers who happen to be in LA for a couple of days. LA-Lit is a place for the literary culture of Los Angeles to develop and exhibit itself. LA-Lit is co-hosted and co-produced by Stephanie Rioux and Mathew Timmons and with the help of Jason Brown of Superbunker. Past recordings are available on