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In the opening episode of Likh, the Process, we talk to poet, spoken word artist and founder of Unerase Poetry, Simar Singh. He tells us about how he got into poetry, Unerase poetry’s humble beginnings, his curation process, and what drives him to keep writing. To open, he reads an excerpt of his poem ‘Blackboards’ as a special performance for the show.
Check out the poems featured in this episode in their entirety
— ‘The Legal Rapist’ by Simar Singh
— ‘A Brown Girl’s guide to Gender’ by Aranya Johar
— ‘The Privileges Of A Penis’ by Sudeep Pagedar
Opening quote – “The Brakhage Lectures” (1970), Courtesy of the estate of Stan Brakhage.