In conversation with: Ayu Meutia

So happy to have Indonesian poet, Ayu Meutia in Mumbai. She will be performing on the 8th of July at the WTS Open Mic. We asked her a few questions about her poetry journey and her inspirations. What does poetry mean to you?  Poetry for me means self-expression, growth and honesty. I think poetry has…

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…

Clichés – that old ball and chain !

Not too long ago, I was having a conversation with some fellow poets on a piece I had just performed, when somebody said I had a type. By type she meant there was a particular way in which I performed my pieces; a stance, a way of enunciation and intonation, a certain judiciousness of gestures….

Ghazal se Ishq..

Shor aur aawaz me kya farq hai?? Dono ek hi tarah se to bante hain, kuch elements ke aapas me takraane se. Phir aisa kya hai ki samandar ki lahare’n, barish ki boonde’n, patto’n ki sarsarahat, chidiyo’n ki chahchahana, nature ki koi bhi aawaz, chahe kitni bhi teekhi kyu na ho, kabhi shorn hi lagti….

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 Kyle Louw

In just one week Mumbai, you will come face-to-face with the sheer warmth and poetry that is Kyle Louw. WTS is very proud to present a spoken word poetry masterclass – The Intangibles with Kyle Louw and Ikenna Onyegbula (20/21 Aug). We asked Kyle a few questions 🙂 What does poetry mean to you? Poetry…