The no-holds bards!

There is nothing that a poet can’t or won’t discuss, and that’s the best thing about a poetry reading. Saturday evening at the store, saw a fantastic turn out of poets, writers and readers. The Bard Room was packed with people who were there to watch poets Anindita Sengupta and Joshua Muyiwa read their work. Joshua started the reading with some memorable work, notable among which were a series of poems he had written for his grandmother. Anindita read next: a mixture of poems she chose from her recently released collection City of Water (Sahitya Akademi, 2010) and a brand new bunch, as yet unpublished.

Both poets chose from a variety of styles and issues, keeping the audience rapt for the entire hour. The poets set their poems in context, discussing the issues, incidents and experiences that led to each piece of work.

After the resounding success of the first reading at The Bard Room, we hope to continue with the readings on a fortnightly basis. If you’d like to read, or know poets who would be interested, do get in touch. We’d be happy to see your work and fit you into a room packed with bards!

For more information on The Bard Room, get in touch with us:

Anoopa– +91 98454 30054; anoopa@sipbooks.com

More pictures from The Bard Room

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