Let Them Eat Chaos : Kate Tempest in Performance

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Kate Tempest introduced by Tishani Doshi   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival   Today, on the final day of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, Kate Tempest performed her album of poetry, Let Them Eat Chaos to a spellbound crowd. At the end, she received a standing ovation: only the second speaker out… Read more »

पोएट्री फॉर मासेस: कविता लोगों के लिए

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प्रसून जोशी संग संवाद अनु सिंह चौधरी वृषाली जैन, अधिकृत ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल   “बाबुल मोहे लोहार के घर दे दीजो, जो मोरी जंजीरें पिघलाए, बाबुल मोरे जिया घबराये…” कुछ इन शब्दों पर ख़त्म हुआ था एक गीतकार, कवि, लेखक प्रसून जोशी का कविताओं पर, जन-कविताओं पर आधारित सेशन| मानते हैं, अंत से किसी… Read more »

Far Districts And Sounding Ground : Two Caribbean Poets

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Ishion Hutchinson and Vladimir Lucien in conversation with Tishani Doshi   By Sitamsini, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   ‘The idea of the commoner might be an old trope in Literature, but it is something that is constantly unfolding in the Carribean,’ said Ishion Hutchinson of his poetry collection, House of Lords and… Read more »

Ginsberg and the Beat Generation

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Anne Waldman and Kunga Tenzin Dorji in conversation with Pragya Tiwari   Louisa Tomlinson, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blog Editor   Moderator journalist Pragya Tiwari described the Beats as ‘larger than life characters, with a courageous commitment to absolute freedom, abandon and a quest for honesty.’ The Beats have long fascinated poetry lovers, jazz afficionados,… Read more »

Before We Visit the Goddess

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni in conversation with Shrabani Basu   By Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   The jam-packed crowd gathered early for Indian-American novelist Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s session was testament to the allure of her words. A luminous smile, gracious acknowledgement of every question, passion and compassion exuding from her responses:… Read more »

In Search of a Muse: On Writing Poetry

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Anne Waldman, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Ishion Hutchinson, Kate Tempest, Tishani Doshi and Vladimir Lucien in conversation with Ruth Padel By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   ‘Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.’ ~ Marianne Moore Where does poetry come from? How do poets find their words? What… Read more »

Music Stage at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 featuring Rajasthan Josh and Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café

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Rahul Nair, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   Music is the perfect way to unwind at the end of a chock-full day at the Jaipur Literature Festival. The Clarks Amer Music Stage adds another dimension to the festival experience by showcasing extraordinary artists from diverse genres and nations across the world, offering a… Read more »

Keynote Address

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Gulzar and Anne Waldman   Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The tenth edition of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival opened today in the sprawling Front Lawn of the Hotel Diggi Palace in Jaipur, with the Keynote Address given by two extraordinary poets of repute: Gulzar, whose poetry reaches across generations, and… Read more »