Ami J. Sanghvi (she/her) is a 25-year-old, queer, Indian-American, Hindu-Jain author, artist, satirist, MMA fighter, aspiring Miltonite, and 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist. Her writing was recently published in Ink & Sword, Awakenings (The Nightingale), For Women Who Roar‘s December 2020 e-book, Me Too, The Showbear Family Circus, Rigorous Magazine, Prometheus Dreaming’s Prometheus Unbound print collection, and Conclave: Outliers (2020) by Balkan Press. Her work will also appear in the 2020 issue of So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, The Jessie Butler Women’s Poetry Contest 100th Anniversary poetry book, and Asylum Magazine.
Her visual art appeared in four of Fusion Art‘s recent exhibitions (winning 2nd place for Photography and Digital Art in their March 2020 4th Annual Colors Art Exhibition), as well as on the front and back covers of High Shelf Press‘s Issue XIV. Sanghvi was the cover artist and featured photographer for Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing’s Spring 2020 issue, Vibrant Vision, and her work was shown in both the 2020 Los Angeles stARTup Art Fair and the Santa Clarita Artists Association‘s Spring 2020 art exhibition, titled Vintage. Most recently, her work was exhibited in the Light Space & Time 10th Annual Figurative show, receiving a Special Recognition in the “Photography & Digital” Category.
Her photography and digital art has also appeared in The Moving Force Journal and The Haberdasher. More will be published in the 2021 issue of So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library.
Sanghvi earned her B.A. from Purdue University in 2016 before a brief stint at the Syracuse University College of Law. She is currently an M.F.A. candidate at the California Institute of the Arts and the author of six indie poetry/poetic-prose works: Amaranthine, Devolution, Armageddon, Silk & Cigars, Cerulean, and The Book of Soft, Sweet Nothings.