“Symptoms of Dissentery” explores the paranoia of a poet in the current world she inhabits – that which is (almost) NIL of any ‘freedom of speech’; the eventual gagging she feels in her heart’s throat and her newfound love for the disease that has caught her mid-rhyme. Priyal is a Goa-based poet & artist who identifies herself as a multiverse gypsy clown. She explores and interprets Anthropological Storytelling through writing, visual arts & handicrafts.
Escaping Brown is a collaboration between spoken word poet Anirudh Eka, and musician Kc Vlaine. Eka, has been active in the North Carolina and New York poetry scenes over the last ten years, and his powerful verses are reinforced by Kc’s riffs as he follows Eka’s dynamics.
Sushila Mendonca chooses to write in a simple “dear-diary” style. This collection of poems touches on themes of religion & other highs, but primarily on relationships, aging & sexuality. Her poetry has an underlying thread of what it means to be a woman under the spell of patriarchy. While questioning society’s impositions, Sushila wonders why … Continue reading Poetry Gig | Politics of Dissent |April 9th Monday | 7 pm
Writer Mrinalini Harchandrai – Author will be launching her collection of poetry entitled A Bombay In My Beat, published by Bombaykala Books. She will be in conversation with Arushi Singh, owner at Lotuseaters Bookstore (Anjuna). The two will also read select poems from the book along with Sharon Irani, Assistant Editor at literary magazine Helter Skelter Magazine, to jazz stylings by musician Vijay Xavier. Afterwards, copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by the author.
Kabir on Strings is an attempt to bring Kabir and similar mystics to the masses, through music and conversation. The evening will be in a mango orchard, in the open, with two of the best Kabir lovers in our company – Harpreet and Vipul Rikhi, very accomplished musicians as well. While the evening is largely … Continue reading Kabir on Strings; Drunk on Love! Live Music in the Garden! |The Mandrem House | Nov 4th, 2017, 7 pm onwards
Tishani will release the book with a powerful performance encompassing a reading of her poems as well as an experimental dance act. This will be followed by an informal talk by the accomplished and versatile author about her unique practice. Performed at The Cube, amidst the current show SHE, a celebration of the female creative spirit, Tishani’s performance will infuse the space with added depth and meaning.
In association with Bullock Cart Poetry and Thus., The Dogears Bookshop is proud to present this program – an evening of poetry and the spoken word. We begin with performance poetry workshops for ages 7-16 and 17+ and end it with a round of poetry recitals and an open mic session. All are welcome!