Say 'Poetry' and people think of words and the magic - or challenge - of linking words together in such a way that they shimmer, dance and mean more than they say. How do words evoke the cadences of music, the dazzle or suffusion of color, the textures of touch? Are our various senses tied to separate experiences, or can they come together in a condition of synaesthesia? Hoskote will present and annotate examples from the work of several poets, including his own, and will invite the participants to respond to visual and auditory prompts, in brief, focused exercises.
Duration: 90 mins, participants to be in their seats 15 mins prior
Note: Limited to 20 participants
Ticket Charge: Rs. 500/- per participant, non-refundable
About Ranjit Hoskote:
Ranjit Hoskote has been acclaimed as a leading Anglophone Indian poet as well as a seminal contributor to Indian art criticism. Hoskotes most recent collection of poetry is Jonahwhale (Penguin/ Hamish Hamilton, 2018). His other volumes of poetry include The Sleepwalkers Archive (Single File, 2001), Vanishing Acts: New &Old; Selected Poems 1985-2005 (Penguin, 2006) and Central Time (Penguin/ Viking, 2014). His poems have appeared in German translation as Die Ankunft der Vögel (Carl Hanser Verlag, 2006) and Feldnotizen des Magiers (Editions Offenes Feld, 2015). Hoskotes translation of the 14th-century Kashmiri mystic Lal Ded has been published as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded (Penguin Classics, 2011). He is the editor of Dom Moraes: Selected Poems (Penguin Modern Classics, 2012), the first annotated critical edition of a major Anglophone Indian poets work.
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