Preeta Samarasan

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Preeta Samarasan has attended a lot of schools, and you should contact her to say hello if you knew her at any of them:

In Ipoh, Malaysia:
The Wesley Church (ACS) Nursery School;
The Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Kindergarten;
SRK Tarcisian Convent;
SM Convent, Ipoh (the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus).

In Montezuma, New Mexico:
The Armand Hammer United World College of the American West (now UWC-USA);

In Clinton, New York:
Hamilton College

In Rochester, New York:
The Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester)

In Ann Arbor, Michigan:
The University of Michigan (MFA program in creative writing)

This is mostly what she has done with her life

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“The sun goes down and the sky reddens, pain grows sharp,
light dwindles. Then is evening
when jasmine flowers open, the deluded say.
But evening is the great brightening dawn
when crested cocks crow all through the tall city
and evening is the whole day
for those without their lovers.”
Kurontokai 234, translated by George L. Hart (found in Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan)

“For that is what miracles are like sometimes: quiet, unheralded, unglamorous to all but the beneficiary.”
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