Prakriti Poetry Circle
What began as a thought shall become a movement….

Prakriti Foundation has been organizing festivals for promoting Modern Art, - be it literature, music or dance.

This year, during the course of the annual Prakriti Poetry Festival, there was a thought - to start a poetry circle. Why do we need a poetry circle one may ask? Many reasons.

The poetry circle will be a forum for poets to read out their work, provide a learning platform about different forms of poetry. Poets may share their obsessions and techniques to improve ones own skills. It aims to provide a fertile landscape for budding poets to network and will help to expose those who have been scribbling away in the dark corners of their homes and cafés.

The focus is to learn - about poetry, from the poets and the academia. The circle is for the open minded idealist who believes that true art is self expression without suppression. The circle shall aim to groom poets who shall take "the Art of the Spoken word" to the world. In simple words, bring out material which is good enough to publish.

Talking about publishing, poetry is always the last on a publisher’s priority. The market dynamics works against poetry. Imagine a world where there are 50,000 poets waiting at the door step of a leading bookstore, having already pre booked the latest collection from "the Rockstar" of the poetry circle. This is what the Prakriti Poetry Circle wishes to create here.

Prakriti Poetry Circle meets every last Saturday of the month at the Apparao Gallery, Wallace Garden, 2nd Street, Off Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, starting on January 30th, 2010 at 7:00pm.

All are welcome.

Reports of Poetry Circle Meetings

- 31st July 2010

- 26th June 2010

- 29th May 2010

- 30th January 2010