World Poetry Day | March 21

World Poetry Day was declared by UNESCO “with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard”

Published - March 21, 2024 04:47 pm IST

World Poetry Day

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Poetry as dissent, poetry for awareness, to remember and bear witness — read these interviews and reviews that firmly establish the role of poetry as documenter of the times.

The poet as citizen | Interview with Meena Kandasamy on her new poetry collection, ‘Tomorrow Someone will Arrest You’

A struggle against amnesia | Review of ‘Three Women In A Single-Room House’ by K. Srilata

Angst of the wanderer | Review of ‘Restless Lives’ by Harish Bhat

Story of Sri Lanka, in verse | Review of poetry anthology ‘Out of Sri Lanka’

English has homed comfortably as one of the many ‘bhashas’ in India: interview with the editors of ‘Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2023’

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