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.
Ramneek Singh talks about the strength of spoken word poetry and the value that the art form holds in his life
Shruti Sunderraman says poetry is the first and easiest form of expression for her — like a first aid kit for her emotions.
Aashna says that a good poem touches the listener/reader in a manner such that it creates an impression in their own mind.
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."
Aashna Iyer says that poetry to her is about making people break their veneer of poise and actually feel things