New Delhi :6/4/17:The Raza Biennale of Indian Poetry,” the three-day event that starts on April 7 is one of the most ambitious projects of the Raza Foundation, set up by the late illustrious artist SH Raza.
The biennale is being helmed by Hindi poet and former bureaucrat Ashok Vajpeyi, who is also the foundation’s executive trustee.
“We want to bring to the attention of the people of Delhi the magic of poetry, not just in Hindi, English and Urdu but also languages like Kashmiri, Assamese and Manipuri. For this inaugural festival, we are bringing in poets, both well known and those upcoming ones who have been recommended by stalwart poets,” Vajpeyi said.
The festival will see each invited poet getting 15 minutes for reading selected poems, including translations.
The invited poets include K. Satchidanandan (Malayalam), Sharmila Ray (English), Kanji Patel (Gujarati), Kutti Revathi (Tamil) and Ratan Thiyam (Manipuri).From Odisa senior poet Hara Prasad Das,Monalisa Jena and Saquti Mohanty were invited to read their poetry,