In conversation with: Xabiso Vili

We’re super excited to have Xabiso in Bombay and featuring at our next WTS open mic on 27th May. We asked him a few questions.. What does poetry mean to you?  I was an awkward kid growing up. All this charm and charisma was hidden beneath fear after fear and then insecurity. I spent all my…

On the importance of reading poetry..

Why read poetry, when you can always watch it? Make no mistake – I love my daily dose of Button Poetry and Soundcloud and YouTube. All those voices, all those words – and all I have to do is close my eyes and listen. It’s inspiring, easy to share and accessible, as long as you have…

In conversation with Angelique Pinto

If you were at the WTS open mic in July, you would have met the beautiful, warm soul that is Angelique Pinto. We asked her a few questions 🙂 What does poetry mean to you? Poetry is expression. An affecting, outward expression of inward thoughts, feelings and emotions. It is a creation that showcases multiple…

How to be a good poetry audience..

We’ve talked about stage fright, the benefits of attending poetry workshops and tips on performance in previous blogs, and now it’s time to give the audience a few pointers! It’s simple really; a good audience can help uplift a performance, while a distracted/bored audience might drain, even the most seasoned performer. No poetry event is…

Poetry Tuesdays in Thane

In 2009, after 3 months of absolutely unplanned travel from Goa to Chandigarh, Delhi, Rushikesh, Jaipur, substance, alcohol, at the mercy of the hospitality of friends and strangers, white water rafting, learning how to paraglide and doing everything with no real source of income, fresh out of the euphoria of a published book, out of…

I write, therefore, I am..

It’s simple. I write, because if I don’t, I’ll go crazy. I’m what’s called a HSP – a highly sensitive person. We are 20% of the world’s population, I’m told. A HSP feels more intensely than the average person. We pick up on others’ emotions, even just by sitting next to them. We can tell…