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….

Ashok Naigaonkar: The Man with a Serious Laugh

Jyotiba,  Thank you so much!         You helped her cross the threshold  by teaching her      त थ द ध    प फ भ म And it made all the difference.       Now, she doesn’t have to use her Thumb imprint as a signature. Now she can write before pouring…

In Praise of Haiku

For writers with a serious case of long-windedness, the best cure is a few doses of the humble Haiku. And for readers who have little patience with poetry, it can serve as a delicious starter, so much so that one is often left drooling for more. A Haiku is a very short poem, mostly written…

Sestina: Like – A Poetry Review

What’s to like in A.E.Stallings’ Sestina: Like? A lot. It’s funny, sarcastic, and rich in language with touches of traditional forms of poetry. The poem caught me unaware, and as I continued to read through it, I was first surprised but quickly moved to nodding my head in full agreement. Sestina: Like by A.E Stallings is a…

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…