Thursday, April 15

Kolkata to host an international poetry festival

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The City of Joy will play host to the second edition of Chair Poetry Evenings, a festival dedicated to poetry from across the globe. The poetry festival will be held between November 22-24. Poets from Hungary, Slovakia, Chile, USA, Netherlands, Portugal and different parts of India will be in attendance. The visiting poets include names like Brian Turner from the USA, Anthony Lawrence from Australia, Sara F Costa from Portugal, Jesús Sepúlveda from Chile, Elmar Kuiper from the Netherlands, BalázsSzőllőssy from Hungary and HajnalCsilla Nagy from Slovakia. The Indian guests include Arundhathi Subramaniam, Devi Prasad Mishra, Ashutosh Dubey, Hemant Divate, Yashodhara Roy Chaudhuri, Angshuman Kar, Katyayani, Bina Sarkar Elias, Prabodh Parikh, Koushiki Dasgupta and Abhimanyu Mahato. This year, the inauguration will be held at Rathindra Mancha, Jorasanko. Poets would be reciting their compositions in their mother tongue, which would be followed by the English translated versions. The programme will also see a folk music performance. As part of the event, a poetry workshop has been organised on November 22 for students. The festival will be held at different venues across the city and will conclude with a gala finale on a cruise by the Ganges on November 24. “It was amazing to see how poetry remains relevant to Bengalis. We were overwhelmed with the response we received following the first edition of the Chair Poetry Evenings. This year, we have more to offer. It is not a mere festival but an awareness to celebrate the most figurative genre of literature,” said one of the festival directors, Sonnet Mondal, when we asked him about this year’s event. Poet Tushar Dhawal Singh, who’s also associated with the festival, said, “We are not only putting an emphasis on the established poets but have also tried to present some of the best contemporary poets.”


Source: Times of India

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