Slam Out Loud: Changing World Through Poetry

Poetry often adorns our bookshelves, with Robert Browning and Harivansh Rai Bachchan titles. Of late, however, poetry has come to the masses in the form of open mic performances and poetry slams, as they are called. What this has allowed is the coexistence of two very different kinds of writing on the same platform, the juxtaposition bringing out the importance of the need to hear varying voices and words.