Saturday, 23 January 2010

Poetry Session on Jan 21, 2010

We welcomed two new readers, Pavithra Poonacha and Soma Kanjilal, at the first session of the year. With ten participants there was a great deal of variety at this Poetry session. The poets ranged geographically as follows: USA - 1, UK - 4, Lebanon - 1, India - 2, Mexico - 1, Russia - 1. Their styles were all the way from Elizabethan tragedy and conceits to modern and post-modern twentieth century verse. Two of the poets were read in translation, from Spanish and Russian. The mood of the poems ranged from the ominous to the metaphysical, from the lyrical to the humourous, and everything in between, such as aphorisms and parables. Here is a picture of the session in progress -

L-R: Amita, Pavithra, Chengappa

A group picture after the event is shown below:

L-R: Thommo, Bobby, Amita, Chengappa, KumKum, Talitha, Soma, Penny    Kneeling: Pavithra, Priya

KumKum invited the readers and their spouses to her home, with dinner to follow. A corner of the prandial event is shown here:

The Complete Record of the Poetry Session on Jan 21, 2010 can be viewed by clicking on the link.

The next session will be on Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 5:30pm in DC Books, Chittoor Road, to read the novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré.
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