Location Atta Galatta, Kormangala, Bengaluru, India
Event description With fluid body movement, modulation in tone, mobile expressions and pronounced gestures, your poem takes on a whole new image. Be theatrical…dramatize your poem/s and present them like skits. All the world’s a stage and you poet, are no longer just a poet but an actor too!
Use props, wear costumes, bring in music to add interesting elements to your skit…you can partner with others in teams or simply present your poem like a dramatized monologue.
Have fun folks, push your limits to discover the actor poet in you…
You can find name of the poet and small description of their poems.
- 1. Ankit Khandelwal & Ilu the Poet
I was very fortunate to be the show starter poet of the evening. Along with my team mate Ilu the poet, we have narrated a small incident of BMTC Bus. Exchange of hot words are very common in public buses over 1 or 2 Rupees. Our poem was built on the similar theme.Click here to read the poem.
- 2. Mandeep
He has recited poem on behalf of Krithika Radhakrishnan. This poem talked about Hiroshima Bombing and broken lies.
- 3. Srividya Srinivasan
Supported by 3 actors, her poem took us towards illusion of time. How we flirt with the time and how an individual is just a person or character. Title of her poem: ‘Flirting with time’.
- 4. Ekta Grover
She fabricates people’s live and borrow characters. In her poem, she has described her love and hate relationship with the city of Copenhagen. All of these thoughts were come from her stay in Germany. It talked about emptiness of life, different places, different people, different relationships and world famous October Fest.
- 5. Balu M
One of my favorite poet in comic writing category. This time, Balu M talked about state of Bengaluru roads and overpriced healthcare treatments. His poems can be read here: http://balu036.blogspot.in/2015/10/funny-poetry-on-schools-doctors-and.html?m=1
- 6. Brijesh Sahai
He has recited in Hindi. His first poem highlighted relationship between house & heart. It talked the thought process of any poet and his relationship with the Pen.I like to quote following lines form his third poem presented with the title:’Finding life’.
आओ हम तुम मिल करके इस ज़माने में अपनी चाहतें सजाएं
ढूँढो तो कतरे में भी जिंदगी मिलती हैं|
- 7.Pavithra Sahadevan
Her poem is about a girl, observed by her father. His father, admiring the growth of his baby girl. How, he think about her journey into the new world.
- 8.Varsha Venktesh
Her poem talked about 5 emotions: love, desire, madness, joy and desperation. If our actions do not speak, then the desperation begins. Love desire madness, desire and all given to it. Desperation is human, they will find whatever they want if they give it.
A beautiful characterization of different emotions.
You can read complete poem here: https://letpoetrybe.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/and-then-there-was-one/
- 9th Priyanka Das
She presented a poem with title,’Title not known’. A story which tell itself.
- 10th Sarith Sethi
He recited both in both languages.(Hindi and English)
His poems were connected to death. In his poem, he talked ordering his tombstone. It was funny that one can choose his life, but no choice over death? This poem also talked about the stories of life, a person gave away.
इनकी दूसरी कविता का शीर्षक दुस्सरी जिंदगी था| इस कविता की दो पंक्तिया काफी अच्छी लगी|
जिंदगी के ना जाने कितने पल सिसकते हुए बिता दिए
रोना हैं या हसना, समझ नहीं पाटा है|
Death has intrigued me talked about artistically carved tombstone.
Cemetery have more life then monument at the square. Monument is standing alone in the square. Cemeteries have some level of life.
You can read his poems at his blog: https://saritsethi.wordpress.com/
- 11th Abhishek Jain and Eva
This dramatized poetry had the theme: ‘Intro-inspection personified’. It was presented in both Hindi and English. It asked about Would you choose your inner desire or please other doer?
These different poems can be read on Abhishehk’s blog: https://abhins.wordpress.com/
- 12.Pramod Shankar
His first poem talked about the clothes line of the neighbor. It was an interesting perspective. His another poem was about Manhood. It was brilliant presentation on the lines of,’When Man fed with Men’.
- 13. Arjun Iyenger
He recited both in Hindi and in English.
इनकी पहली कविता ने हमारें पूर्व राष्ट्रपति माननीय श्री ऐ पी जे अब्दुल कलाम को श्रृद्धअंजलि अर्पित की| इनकी दूसरी कविता मैं इन्होने बेंगलुरु में हो रही बे-मौसम बरसात का जिक्र किया| इनकी तीसरी कविता गंगा नंदी को समर्पित थी| कविता के माध्यम से इन्होने देश के वर्तमान वातावरण को बखूबी चित्रित किया|
- 14. Deepthi Shetty
Her first poem had title:Spelling of Victim. In this poem, victim is talking about herself. How, she is fighting with herself everyday. How she found her courage to face the victimization and change herself from ‘victim’ to ‘survivor’.
Her second poem had title: Hope awaits. It is about a daughter, who is waiting for her father since childhood. She began to write letter to his father. She patiently waited for the reply on this letters. Her initial question in childhood,’Please! Come back home’ changes to ,’Are you still there?’ as she crossed her teenage years. This poem gave us a very strong message. Hope is the only way to get us moving in life but it is also a beautiful dangerous thing.
- 15. Alister Bennis
A wonderful presentation by him along with his poem. It was about the changing mindset of a person. Alister compared it with a ‘snowman’.
- 16. Shashwat Yadav
He recited in Hindi. He recited three poems, two on love and one on motherhood. इनके अनुसार कवि की कल्पना ही उसकी जिंदगी हैं| पहली कविता में इन्होने हमें कल्पना की राजकुमारी से मिलवाया और दुस्सरी कविता में प्रेम के सागर की गहराई का अहसास करवाया| इनकी तीसरी कविता मैं बॉलीवुड की तरह माँ के किरदार का तुलनात्मक अध्ययन किया गया|
- 17. Harshad Gupta
He presented two poems,one named ‘God of Wars’ and other named ‘Red Light Angel’. First poem talked about the recent events in some parts of the world. Second poem took us to a journey of women who were forced into prostitution.
- 18. Faiz Akram
He also recited in Hindi.
इनकी पहली कविता ने महिलाओं पर हो रहे अपराधो पर समाज में व्यापत दोहरी मानसकिता पर कटाक्ष करने की कोशिश की है| किसी घंटा पर धरने, प्रदर्शन करने वाले लोग ऐसी ही किसी अन्य घंटा पर चुप्पी साध लेते हैं| दूसरी कविता एक बड़ा सवाल खड़ा करती हैं| कि क्यूँ महिलाओं पर हो रहे अपराध के लिए ज्यादातर बार उन्हें ही जिम्मेदार ठहराया जाता हैं? तीसरी कविता ने माँ के त्याग के बारें मैं हम सभी को बताया|
(Based on my personal experience. Need not to be true to the facts)
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