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'If I choose not to speak out of fear, then there's no one that my silence is standing for': Amanda Gorman

April 21, 2022 5:40 pm

The young poet also shared how it "irritates me to no end" when a "white man" asks her to write poetry, without making it political because "all art is political".

Gramavrikshathile Kuyil is a remarkable ode to Malayalam renaissance poet Kumaran Asan

April 17, 2022 11:46 pm

Veteran Malayalam director KP Kumaran’s biopic celebrates the life and work of an exceptional poet and social reformer of the last century

Pandemic fallout puts Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's legacy at risk, foundation says

April 08, 2022 3:35 pm

Before the pandemic the poet's three museum houses used to receive up to a total of 350,000 visitors each year. Most visitors were foreign tourists and students, but the museums also hosted literary workshops and cultural activities

Well-known Malayalam poet-orator S Ramesan passes away

January 13, 2022 1:59 pm

Besides penning and publishing a handful of books later including the famed Shidhila Chitrangal, Enikkarodum Pakayilla, Kalushitha Kalam and so on, he also took forward his professional career in the state government service till 2007.

Bold imagery, innovative use of words hallmark of Jnanpith winner Nilmani Phookan Jr

December 10, 2021 12:49 pm

A socially conscious poet, Phookan experimented for decades with thoughts and words since he began writing in the 1950s, and continued to do so till two years ago, when ill-health forced him to stop his pen from creating more poetry.

Eminent Assamese poet Sananta Tanty dies at 69

November 25, 2021 2:47 pm

Sananta Tanty received several awards and recognitions, including the Sahitya Akademi in 2016 for 'Kailoir Dinto Amar Hobo' (Tomorrow Will Be Ours), a collection of his poems in Assamese.

Prominent poet Robert Bly, author of 'Iron John', dies at 94

November 24, 2021 11:42 am

Over the years, Bly published more than two dozen poetry collections, multiple translations of other poets’ works and a handful of nonfiction books of which “Iron John” was the most well-known

The poetic justice of Amanda Gorman’s Estée Lauder contract

September 04, 2021 3:49 pm

For at least the next three years, she will represent Estée Lauder's flagship brand in ad campaigns and speaking events

Subhadra Kumari Chauhan's 117th birth anniversary: Know all about the Indian poet

August 16, 2021 11:24 am

Through her works, she spoke about gender and caste discrimination faced by women, which makes them relevant even in today's times

Sylvia Plath’s love letters to Ted Hughes up for sale

July 03, 2021 3:30 pm

The sale comprises 55 lots and comes directly from the collection of Sylvia's daughter, Frieda Hughes


Shankha Ghosh: A pictorial tribute to noted Bengali poet

April 21, 2021 3:51 pm

He is survived by his daughters Semanti and Srabanti, and wife Pratima

Remembering Omar Khayyam: 10 Rubaiyat by the poet on his birth anniversary

May 18, 2019 1:17 pm

Omar Khayyam Quotes, Poems, Books: Omar Khayyam wrote more than a thousand ‘Rubaiyat’ or verses and a part of his work was later translated by Edward Fitzgerald which became popular in the West centuries after his death. We take a look at some of his Rubaiyat on the occasion of his 971th birthday.


Film fraternity condoles Nida Fazli's death

February 08, 2016 2:39 pm

Mumbai, Feb 08 (ANI): 76-year-old Urdu poet Nida Fazli took his last breath in Mumbai on Monday due to heart failure. Bollywood fraternity present outside the poet's house condoled the poet's death. Bollywood actor, Raza Murad, said that people like him are rarely born. He further said that the poet will be missed.