Priyanka R. Bijlani

Priyanka Bijlani is a UAE-based poet of American, Indian, and Malaysian heritage and a polyglot (5 languages and counting). She is a graduate of the University of Oxford and a Public Policy professional. Her poetry style and passion for multilingual and multicultural storytelling stems from its power to transcend borders and convey a sense of universality with respect to human emotions and experiences regardless of the parameters in which they emerge. The Essence of Karak is modern-day compilation of free verse poetry that shares reflections of places and people of inspiration, and encounters that exhibit life’s dualities from the perspective of a 21st century millennial woman. In this collection, Priyanka takes readers on a journey through multiple cultural realms while carrying through the essence of what it takes to be strong or ‘karak’.