Current trend of world poetry is increasing number of web journals and poetry forums : An Online interview with Sonnet Mondal
his website http://www.sonnetmondal.com
Dupur Mitra: First question, why do you write poetry?
Sonnet Mondal: I pen poetry purely out of my love for this genre of literature. I prefer speaking much through fewer words and what can be a better medium than poetry for this!
Dupur Mitra: Do you think poetry play role in your society? If yes how and if not why?
Sonnet Mondal: Each literary element has a great role to play in the society when written from a social point of view. Poetry has served as a medium of inspiration since ages and has involved social dialogues which are often quoted in many public speeches let one act as eye openers for those into poetry as well as into other walks of life.
Dupur Mitra: Who are your major influences as a poet?
Sonnet Mondal: It would be unjust to segregate a few names as major influences.
Dupur Mitra: What does being a poet mean to you?
Sonnet Mondal: To pen for myself, for my readers and for the society, maintaining an ideal steadiness between legitimacy and imagination.
Dupur Mitra: What is poetry?
Sonnet Mondal: It is a medium of linking a person’s intimate muse and remotest actions sublimely and serenely. Poetry is a manifestation of one’s ability to connect life to mundane things through images and dialogues.
Dupur Mitra: What are your observations about trending of world poetry?
Sonnet Mondal: The condition of poetry has always been the same. Poetry has always been circulating amongst a limited readership but the current trend with increasing number of web journals and poetry forums, the wheel of fortune seems to be on the favourable side for poetry.
Dupur Mitra: Can poetry movement improve the poetry? If yes how, if not why?
Sonnet Mondal: There are several types of movements that had taken place in the past and more will take place in the future but the uprising of new magazines/journals can surely be termed as the best movement so far to restore the glory of this genre.