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, Baradwaj Rangan revisits Il Postino, Michael Radford's 1994 masterpiece, which imagines a fictional friendship between Pablo Neruda and a shy postman
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
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
Urvashi Bahuguna’s debut poetry manuscript Terrarium won The Great Indian Poetry Collective’s Emerging Writer’s Prize.
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
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”.
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.
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
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.
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
In Paper Asylum, Rochelle Potkar combines her love for the Japanese form of haibun (part-prose, part-haiku) with social commentary
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
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.
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
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.
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.