Poetry has gotten to be a more accessible art-form: An online interview with Kenneth Lumpkin

Kenneth Lumpkin: Professor of anthropology-William Paterson University; writer; poet; musician; gardener. Dupur Mitra: Who are your major influences as a poet? Kenneth Lumpkin: Charles Olson, Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Snyder, Ginsberg, Bukowski. Dupur Mitra: What does being a poet mean to you? Kenneth Lumpkin: It means expressing my deepest desires and feelings in a free, accessible form. … Continue reading

Freedom of thought and expression is the essence of writing: An online interview with Sheba Rakesh

Sheeba Rakesh has completed her research from the Department of English and Modern European languages, University of Lucknow. She teaches English Literature and is the coordinator, Centre of Women’s Studies at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Girls’ Degree College. She has published internationally and nationally on Translation Studies and Women’s Studies. She remains highly interested in … Continue reading

Any movement is a progression: an online interview with Kushal Poddar

Kushal Poddar, living India, is the author of “All Our Fictional Dreams” and been published in “Poor Poet’s Pantry: Collaborative Poems”. The forthcoming book is “Surviving Cyber Life” Dupur Mitra: Do you think poetry play role in your society? If yes how and if not why? Kushal Poddar: This morning a stranger from his seat … Continue reading

Being a poet means being in the state of insightful freedom: An online interview with Dom Kafley

                        Dom Kafley is a poet residing in Adelaide, South Australia. Dupur Mitra: Do you think poetry play role in your society? If yes how and if not why? Dom Kafley:  A big Yes for me. A paramount important role and is relatable to other art forms I guess. Poetry had always played and will … Continue reading

My ideas comes from my own life experiences: An online interview with Martin Navnihal Lochner

Martin Navnihal Lochner: Poet, stays in Cape Town, South Africa Dupur Mitra: What was the first poem you wrote? Martin Navnihal Lochner: My first poem was about the oppressive way of life in a railway community. http://theriverjournal.org/2012/08/06/poetry-from-south-africa-martin-lochner/ Dupur Mitra: What’s your favourite poem that you’ve written? Do you illustrate your own poems? Martin Navnihal Lochner: … Continue reading

Poetry can’t just be image; it has to be language: An online interview with Don Yorty

Don Yorty: Lives in New York, Writer & teacher Published work: A Few Swimmers Appear, Poet Laundromat, the prologue, and What Night Forgets Dupur Mitra: When and where do you write? Don Yorty: I often walk and write, sit in a park and write. NYC is good for this because there are a lot of … Continue reading

I think poetry can afford to be and should be elliptical and fluid: An online interview with Kris Saknussemm

KRIS SAKNUSSEMM is the author of a book of poems, In the Name of the Father, which won the Mary Gilmore Award in Australia, and the internationally acclaimed novels Zanesville, Private Midnight, Enigmatic Pilot, Eat Jellied Eels and Think Distant Thoughts, and Reverend America, along with a collection of short stories, Sinister Miniatures. His latest … Continue reading

We predict and presage the future: An online interview with Franklin Abbott

Franklin Abbott: a poet, psychotherapist and community organizer living in Atlanta. Dupur Mitra: Do you think poetry play role in your society? If yes how and if not why? Franklin Abbott: Poets are prophets. We predict and presage the future. Dupur Mitra: Who are your major influences as a poet? Franklin Abbott: The King James … Continue reading

I write because I desire to connect with others meaningfully: An online interview with Marilyn Kay Basel

                       Marilyn Kay Basel: Poet, Lives in Mishawaka, Indiana Dupur Mitra: How would you describe contemporary poetry today? Marilyn Kay Basel: I see at least two streams of poetry these days. One stems from what I have called the poetocracy–accomplished poets, celebrated, widely published and taught in literature courses, on demand for readings here and … Continue reading

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