Firstpost Poetry Project: Ankita Shah presents 'A(f)fair Warning'
Ankita believes that performing a poem adds a different dimension to it. She says that as a craft, poetry has so much to do with sound — the sounds of the words you choose to write or choose to make a part of your poem, the metre, the rhythm that your poem carries, and of course, the whole tone of your poem.
Poetry means many different things to Ramneek Singh. When he had just begun writing, he did not measure the value that this art form held in his life. After some time, it became the only thing he actively participated in as a child, apart from academics. Over the years, it has helped him to understand his own opinions on matters of society and politics. It has prompted him to probe his own mind and think about his experiences.
Ramneek Singh talks about the strength of spoken word poetry and the value that the art form holds in his life
Aashna says that a good poem touches the listener/reader in a manner such that it creates an impression in their own mind.
Aashna Iyer says that poetry to her is about making people break their veneer of poise and actually feel things
Shruti Sunderraman says poetry is the first and easiest form of expression for her — like a first aid kit for her emotions.
Shruti Sunderraman says that she has always been drawn to poetry. She thinks the strength of this art form lies in its ability to communicate ideas — difficult ideas or those about sensitive subjects — in a palatable manner. "It will be better received or have a better chance at being understood if it's in a poetic format."