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March 2018

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Yes, we are late. But now there’s reason to celebrate. Read this:   Aging light of winter that till so recently stretched to my doorstep now unable to find its way home in the mist   I mourn the passing … Continue reading

December 2017

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Greetings for the holiday season!   Sholeh Wolpé the Iranian- American award-winning poet, translator and playwright guest edits our December issue.   We became acquainted over mails about poetry readings. Then I read her stunning translation of Attar’s often whimsical … Continue reading

September 2017

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Months of inclement weather, storms of all kinds all over the world. The climatic tipping of a fouled earth, turmoil of war, turbulence in our inner geographies… Borders crossed to no purpose. I was brooding; seeping out darkness like I … Continue reading

July 2017

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Here’s the July issue, brilliantly curated by Ranjit Hoskote. But first, there’ve been changes at Poetry at Sangam. We are delighted to announce that the well known Raza Foundation has extended its support to us. Raza Foundation is an arts … Continue reading

May 2017

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The last two issues of Poetry at Sangam were facilitated by Namita Gokhale’s invitations to the Jaipur Literary Festival where I met our previous guest editors Michael Kelleher and Arunava Sinha who gave us luminous issues. I met this issue’s … Continue reading

Bhakti: Many Voices, Many Ways

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Songs of bhakti brimming with intimate and impassioned devotion to a personal god are sung in mandirs and mandals, gurdwaras and dargahs, homes and alone in solitude. Many voices of plurality or faiths exist under its sky. The medieval songs’ … Continue reading

February 2017

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Arunava Sinha is regarded by many as the preeminent translator from the Bengali to the English today; his translations extend from the classical and the modern to the contemporary. He’s a phenomenon – I mean this in the best sense … Continue reading

November 2016

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Folks, I’m delighted this issue’s guest editor is poet Michael Kelleher. He’s also Director of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale University. We met earlier this year at the Jaipur Literature Festival and talked about many things except poetry. On … Continue reading

Poetry at Sangam Event, Sept. 2016

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We, at Poetry at Sangam were invited by Menka Shivdasani to inaugurate the Mumbai chapter of the international 100 Thousand Poets for Change festival held at the iconic bookshop Kitabkhana on the 22nd of September, 2016. The evening’s theme was … Continue reading

July 2016

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Sharing happy news: Poetry at Sangam is now supported by Atta Galatta. Book lovers warm to the words ‘Atta Galatta’, the bookshop in Bangalore that stocks over 10,000 titles in regional languages, particularly from the South, as well as those … Continue reading

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