Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Poets and Poems: The Great Indian Poetry Collective

Quick question: what do you know about poetry and poets from India?

My own quick answer: Not much. My reading and understanding of poetry is generally limited to Western culture – poets writing in English, primarily, or translations of French, Italian, Russian, and Spanish writers – all still within the Western / Western European cultural context. My experience with Asian poets has been limited to a few Japanese and Chinese writers, mostly pre-20th century.

I suspect I’m not alone. I suspect I’m the kind of reader that is one of the targets of The Great Indian Poetry Collective.

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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