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When emotions find words

When emotions find words
Delhi Poetry Festival recently celebrated its second season in the Capital. The four-day event  kicked off with poetry-on-wheels,  with a bus carrying both Indian and foreign poets taken across various heritage sites to finally stop at Bara Lau ki Gumbad for open mic poetry.

Day two saw various eminent poets and speakers participating in English poetry at JNU. Noted among them were Sukrita Kumar Paul Abha Iyenger and Lovita Morang and poets  from UK, Australia and Canada also  among them were Donall Dempsy, Lara Taylor,Etienne Lalonde and Janice Windle.

Children’s poetry by New Leaf Poets Club – The junior segment of Poets Corner, was organised at SACAC. Enthusiastic little wordsmiths from various Delhi schools  read poetry and attended various workshops,one by Mariam Ahlawat, in the presence of proud parents and teachers . This is the first time ever, the children were offered such a big platform to read and get published in their own anthology.

The finale held in PHD Chambers was also very well attended by poets and poetry enthusiasts. Bollywood lyricists, Sandeep Nath, A M Turaz and Aseem Abbasee along with some eminent poets held the audience in a trance with their verses. Poets Corner’s anthology, Lamhey was launched.
10 books were launched and 150 poets got published during this poetry festival season. More than 80 poets and speakers took the mike during these four days.

The founders and organisers, Dolly Singh and Yaseen Anwer along with their team aspire to make Delhi Poetry Festival the biggest  poetry event in India.The uniqueness of the stage lies in the fact that emerging poets get a chance to get published and heard alongwith established ones.

Poets Corner comprises a group of creative and talented poets, all dedicated to revive the dying art of poetry.

Their aim is to bring out vibrant verses from the ink of wonderful poets across the globe.
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