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Pabitra Mukhopadhyay


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What is your poetry?

Poetry communicates what nothing other than poetry can. We all have those unspoken stories, the resounding silence and the brilliance of darkness that defy the structures of prose. Some of us can have poetry to speak for us, like Suheir does. Some of us do not have it and read it to know that someone else has spoken for us.

Leonard Cohen said, 'Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.'

How well is your life burning? How much ash did it gather? What is your poetry?

Dedicated to my TED friend Jim Moonan.


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    May 22 2013: It's a good topic, Pabitra! You know, nowadays there are multiple ways we can relate with poetry, such as readings, music and movies. But I deeply believe that MY poetry is where I can fully loose myself and find new meanings and new perspectives to look my life with: others people eyes and others people stories. I'm convinced there's nothing more poetic than the life experience of every single man and woman, and than them narrating it.

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