‘Poetry with Prakriti’ is an annual festival featuring eminent and emerging poets, each presenting four different readings of their poems to small, intimate audiences at several venues across the city – schools, colleges, cafes, IT parks, green public parks, shops, galleries, boutiques, banks and other commercial establishments. The festival is scheduled everywhere, to coincide with the famed ‘Chennai Season’.
The aim of the Poetry with Prakriti festival is to get poets from varied backgrounds to read and share their poetry in various languages at different locations across the city. This allows multiple groups of people to enjoy creative expression rendered through poetry.
Over the years, we have presented 200 poets from across India, and from countries such as Spain, France, Canada, U.K, Denmark, Switzerland and the U.S.A.
This year’s festival features poets such as Allan Sealy, Jayanta Mahapatra, Brian Turner, Erik Lindner, Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Ashwani Kumar, Ramu Ramanathan, Perumal Murugan, Anand Thakore, Saima Afreen, Navkirat Sodhi, Sonnet Mondal, Renuka Narayanan, Sharanya Manivannan, Parvathi Nayar, Ajinkya, Poorna Swami and Ishvar Krishnan. The festival also includes performances by various artistes like TM Krishna, Archana Venkatesan, Sikkil Gurucharan and Sofia Ashraf. We are also presenting the ensemble Akadêmia, in association with Bonjour India.
Venue Partners: The Brew Room, Writers Cafe, Secret Society Bar and Wandering Artist.
Photo Blogging Partner: Madras Photo Bloggers
Annual Sponsors: Axis Bank (Mutual Funds) and L&T Financial Services (Mutual Funds)
Entry to all performances are by registration only. Call or WhatsApp 7338733190.