About the author:
Aruna Gurumurthy is a fun-loving dreamer, visionary thinker, and writer all rolled into one. Born in India, her experiences and discoveries brought her across continents to Amherst, MA at the turn of the century.
She developed a keen interest in social change by closely studying vulnerable people she came in contact with. Spending time in labs, classrooms, clinics, and the community while at Duke, University of North Carolina, and beyond she discerns the mental divide between ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’. Through her poems, Aruna creates solutions to complex problems and strives to achieve balance in the human mind and the world.
Aruna lives with her wonderful family- her husband and toddler daughter in Chapel Hill, NC. She enjoys caring for her plants, finds excitement in beauty, and has an incessant curiosity for life. She has an avid ear for music of all hues and enjoys lap swimming. SPARK is Aruna’s first book of poems.