The Afternoon Despatch & Courier (Afternoon DC) ran a story today about the emergence of poetry as a modern art form. I’m quoted alongside viral stars Aranya Johan, Sudeep Pagedar and InkStation founder Harshit Anurag. It’s great to see something that we are all so passionate about, receive widespread recognition.
I’ve been quoted as saying,
“I think the viral nature of a poem gets people’s attention and has a snowball effect. People become curious and want more on the topic if they find the piece interesting. Also, since these poets are regular people and the pieces are shot at accessible places, people choose the events over films. The affordability helps.”
The article goes on to say that ‘Ramya also thinks that the current comparisons between events and traditional poetry is unfair, to poets and readers alike, especially because performed poetry is different from written poetry.
“A closer comparison would be with stand-up comedy or music. It’s just wonderful to see a more accessible form of literature, storytelling and performance come out into the world.”