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Urvashi Bahuguna’s debut poetry collection Terrarium is delicately crafted and rich in detail
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Urvashi Bahuguna’s debut poetry collection Terrarium is delicately crafted and rich in detail

Urvashi Bahuguna’s poetry collection Terrarium from The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective is a beautiful little book, with a deliciously delicate cover.

On World Poetry Day, remembering the friendship between Pablo Neruda and a postman
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On World Poetry Day, remembering the friendship between Pablo Neruda and a postman

On World Poetry Day, Baradwaj Rangan revisits Il Postino, Michael Radford's 1994 masterpiece, which imagines a fictional friendship between Pablo Neruda and a shy postman

World Poetry Day: Four spoken word poets reflect on love, our cities and friendships
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World Poetry Day: Four spoken word poets reflect on love, our cities and friendships

On World Poetry Day, a throwback to the Firstpost Poetry Project which showcased the art and creative process of four individuals — Ankita Shah, Ramneek Singh, Aashna Iyer and Shruti Sunderraman

World Poetry Day 2019: Read Arundhathi Subramaniam's Song For Catabolic Women
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World Poetry Day 2019: Read Arundhathi Subramaniam's Song For Catabolic Women

We’re not trying to make our peace, not itching for a fight, we don’t need your shade and we don’t need your light. We know charisma isn’t contagious and most rules are egregious. We’re catabolic women.

Urvashi Bahuguna on her poetry collection Terrarium, growing up in Goa, finding her way back to writing
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Urvashi Bahuguna on her poetry collection Terrarium, growing up in Goa, finding her way back to writing

Urvashi Bahuguna’s debut poetry manuscript Terrarium won The Great Indian Poetry Collective’s Emerging Writer’s Prize.

Found in translation: 100 Sanskrit verses
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Found in translation: 100 Sanskrit verses

The recently released translation of 1,300-year-old Sanskrit erotic poetry offers us an opportunity to transcend our ‘pale moralising’

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Pulwama aftermath, Anjum Moudgil prepares for glory, Gully Boy; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Pulwama aftermath, Anjum Moudgil prepares for glory, Gully Boy; today's must-read stories

An investigation reveals that political WhatsApp groups, run by party sympathisers and workers, saw a flood of disinformation within hours of the Pulwama attack.

Satyajit Sarna’s debut poetry collection, The Profane, is a meditation on death, dissent and our time on earth
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Satyajit Sarna’s debut poetry collection, The Profane, is a meditation on death, dissent and our time on earth

The Profane is Delhi-based Satyajit Sarna’s first collection of poetry and has “poems of heartbreak and disillusion, of loneliness and mortality, but also of passion for life on earth, in all its mud and glory”.

Paris, Mumbai explored in conversations through poetry, illustrations and rail networks
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Paris, Mumbai explored in conversations through poetry, illustrations and rail networks

The latest book 'Over and Underground in Paris & Mumbai' presents a garland of personal insights of poets Sampurna Chattarji and Karthika Nair along with illustrators Joelle Jolivet and Roshni Vyam threaded by the metropolises' rail networks which form a recurring motif in the narrative.

The First Summer After You, And Other Poems
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The First Summer After You, And Other Poems

This collection of five poems deals with the themes of beginnings or endings in some way. The featured poets include Urvashi Bahuguna, Manik Sharma, Mihir Vatsa, Rohini Kejriwal and Maya Palit.

A beginning and an end: Five poets respond to a common theme to come up with poignantly varied verses
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A beginning and an end: Five poets respond to a common theme to come up with poignantly varied verses

Manik Sharma curates this collection of poems, all of which deal with the themes of beginnings or endings in some way. The featured poets include Sharma himself, Urvashi Bahuguna, Mihir Vatsa, Rohini Kejriwal and Maya Palit.

Bengali poet Nirendranath Chakraborty dies at 94 of cardiac arrest; eminent writers note 'sense of void' in his demise
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Bengali poet Nirendranath Chakraborty dies at 94 of cardiac arrest; eminent writers note 'sense of void' in his demise

Born in 1924 at Faridpur in undivided Bengal, Nirendranath Chakraborty was a dominant figure in the modern Bengali literary field. His first book of poems Nil Nirjone was published in 1954 when he was 30 years old.

Firstpost Poetry Project: Ankita Shah presents 'A(f)fair Warning' and 'Vulture'
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Firstpost Poetry Project: Ankita Shah presents 'A(f)fair Warning' and 'Vulture'

Ankita Shah, one of the founders of The Poetry Club, speaks about the importance of poetry collectives and what writers can gain from being part of them

Rochelle Potkar on her new book Paper Asylum, and the wonders of Japanese haibun poetry
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Rochelle Potkar on her new book Paper Asylum, and the wonders of Japanese haibun poetry

In Paper Asylum, Rochelle Potkar combines her love for the Japanese form of haibun (part-prose, part-haiku) with social commentary

Amshu Chukki looks at a protest that never happened
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Amshu Chukki looks at a protest that never happened

Amshu Chukki’s on-going interest in the political histories of Karnataka is routed via the site, more specifically, sites of protest scattered across the state capital, Bangalore

We Live in the Newness of Small Differences: The making and unmaking of form in Sohini Basak’s poetry
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We Live in the Newness of Small Differences: The making and unmaking of form in Sohini Basak’s poetry

We Live in the Newness of Small Differences is a new collection of poetry, with work written over a period of eight years, by Sohini Basak.

2018 Kundiman Poetry Prize winner Rohan Chhetri: A book-length poem is something I want to do
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2018 Kundiman Poetry Prize winner Rohan Chhetri: A book-length poem is something I want to do

Rohan Chhetri talks to us about moving to the US to work on his craft, his idea of poetry, and what it means to a poet to win awards

Then There Were No Witnesses: Ahilan’s poetry bears powerful testimony to Sri Lankan civil war
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Then There Were No Witnesses: Ahilan’s poetry bears powerful testimony to Sri Lankan civil war

Almost through the thirty years of the civil war, Ahilan wrote poetry that now serves as witnesses to the various phases of war and its aftermath.

Shehar Matrix | Ramneek Singh
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Shehar Matrix | Ramneek Singh

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.

Cheetiyaan | Ramneek Singh
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Cheetiyaan | Ramneek Singh

Ramneek Singh talks about the strength of spoken word poetry and the value that the art form holds in his life