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Kemi Alabi wins Academy of American Poets First Book Award for latest poetry collection, Against Heaven
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Kemi Alabi wins Academy of American Poets First Book Award for latest poetry collection, Against Heaven

Alabi will receive US$ 5,000 and a six-week, all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy.

Zawamil, a traditional poetry form in Yemen, turns into propaganda vehicle at the hands of Huthi rebels
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Zawamil, a traditional poetry form in Yemen, turns into propaganda vehicle at the hands of Huthi rebels

Short-form poems, known as zawamil, are a much-loved part of Yemen's tribal heritage, played or performed at weddings and other social occasions. They are popular across the country — in the government-held south as well as the rebel-held north.

Poet Amanda Gorman revisits inaugural triumph with Oprah, rare luxury of having one's words make history
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Poet Amanda Gorman revisits inaugural triumph with Oprah, rare luxury of having one's words make history

In a wide-ranging interview with Winfrey, Gorman discusses how she approached the poem’s creation; the literary figures who inspire her; personal stories that shaped her past, and her hopes for the future.

From Emily Dickinson to Hesiod, finding hope amid the coronavirus pandemic in the works of poets down the ages
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From Emily Dickinson to Hesiod, finding hope amid the coronavirus pandemic in the works of poets down the ages

When we turn to hope, have recourse to hope or even hope against hope, it isn’t at moments of triumph or complacency. Rather, we need hope at moments when things feel precarious.

'Translation is the deepest kind of reading': Kazim Ali on working with Ananda Devi's poetry, relationship with languages
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'Translation is the deepest kind of reading': Kazim Ali on working with Ananda Devi's poetry, relationship with languages

"Devi's poems seem simple — just like something that would be said between friends — but they turn and twist within, move strangely, maybe even "darkly.""

Paris' Théâtre de la Ville, started as a lockdown initiative, attests to the healing power of a 'poetic consultation'
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Paris' Théâtre de la Ville, started as a lockdown initiative, attests to the healing power of a 'poetic consultation'

Anyone can sign up for a time slot, or make a gift of a call to someone. The exchange generally starts with simple questions about the recipient’s life, then ranges in any direction; after 20 to 25 minutes, the actor introduces the poem.

Love poems for the lockdown: From Shakespeare to Carol Ann Duffy, verses on intimacy, distance, desire
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Love poems for the lockdown: From Shakespeare to Carol Ann Duffy, verses on intimacy, distance, desire

From Ted Hughes' poems on Sylvia Plath to Kim Addonizio's take on past love, an offering of poetry apt for the lockdown.

Bhanu Kapil wins 2020 TS Eliot Poetry Prize for How to Wash a Heart; judges laud 'formidable' work
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Bhanu Kapil wins 2020 TS Eliot Poetry Prize for How to Wash a Heart; judges laud 'formidable' work

How to Wash a Heart explores the relationship between an immigrant guest and a citizen host.

Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Varun Grover reads 'Aaj Sajan Mohe Ang Lagalo'
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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Varun Grover reads 'Aaj Sajan Mohe Ang Lagalo'

For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Varun Grover discusses why this song from Guru Dutt's Pyaasa is a testimony to Sahir's songwriting acumen.

Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Kausar Munir reads 'Yeh Ishq Ishq Hai'
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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Kausar Munir reads 'Yeh Ishq Ishq Hai'

For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Kausar Munir discusses how every poetry lover must internalise this song in order to learn and appreciate the art and craft behind it.

Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Irshad Kamil reads 'Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya'
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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Irshad Kamil reads 'Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya'

For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Irshad Kamil discusses how Ludhianvi translates profound philosophical emotions into simple everyday words, in this song from Hum Dono.

Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Shellee reads 'Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par'
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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Shellee reads 'Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par'

For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Shellee discusses how SD Burman and Ludhianvi's stellar combination made the Pyaasa soundtrack immortal in every respect.

Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Hussain Haidry reads 'Main To Kuch Bhi Nahin'
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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Hussain Haidry reads 'Main To Kuch Bhi Nahin'

For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Hussan Haidry discusses why 'Main To Kuch Bhi Nahin' is a rare exception in the poet-lyricist's oeuvre.

Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Raj Shekhar reads 'Man Re Tu Kahe Na Dheer Dhare'
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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Raj Shekhar reads 'Man Re Tu Kahe Na Dheer Dhare'

For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Raj Shekhar discusses how this song from the 1964 film Chitralekha is the best example how often the most profound feelings can be expressed in the fewest of words.

Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Mayur Puri reads 'Sar Jo Tera Chakraye'
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Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Mayur Puri reads 'Sar Jo Tera Chakraye'

For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Mayur Puri discusses how Ludhianvi penned a very 'of-the-streets' song with 'Sar Jo Tera Chakraye', which ended up becoming the anthem of the working class.

Tata Literature Live! 2020 announces Javed Akhtar as Poet Laureate: 'All art tries to bring your heart in the right place'
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Tata Literature Live! 2020 announces Javed Akhtar as Poet Laureate: 'All art tries to bring your heart in the right place'

The virtual presentation also included a citation by Ashutosh Gowariker, reading of Akhtar's poems where he was accompanied by Tisca Chopra, and a conversation with Anil Dharker.

Venice Classics 2020: Jean-Pierre Melville’s The Red Circle is a heist thriller with poetry between the lines
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Venice Classics 2020: Jean-Pierre Melville’s The Red Circle is a heist thriller with poetry between the lines

The Red Circle is a unique heist thriller because of the poetic things that happen while we are waiting for the “Warner Bros” affairs to unfold.

Remembering Rahat Indori: Three writers recite verses by the Urdu poet and star of mushairas
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Remembering Rahat Indori: Three writers recite verses by the Urdu poet and star of mushairas

Aamir Aziz, Anukrti Upadhyay and Shivam Sharma commemorate Rahat Indori's life and work by reciting some of his memorable couplets

Watch #SpokenVerse with Arundhathi Subramaniam, Aditi Angiras, Santa Khurai, Dhiren Borisa & Anukrti Upadhyay 
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Watch #SpokenVerse with Arundhathi Subramaniam, Aditi Angiras, Santa Khurai, Dhiren Borisa & Anukrti Upadhyay 

#SpokenVerse is presented by Firstpost and HarperCollins India and featured five poets over five days — with verses that speak to us all.

The Friday List: From Atlas Obscura's pickling class to Thespo's clown workshop, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From Atlas Obscura's pickling class to Thespo's clown workshop, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.