BREAKING NEWS FROM THE POETRY WORLD: “The art of murmur and whispers”…

304745-khushwantRare that I get to write that.  However, Indian poet Arundhati Subramaniam has won the inaugural Khushwant Singh memorial prize for poetry at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival this year.

“Accepting the prize from Suhel Seth, who instituted it in the memory of late writer and journalist Khushwant Singh, Subramaniam said, ‘Poetry today is a muted form… poets feel inconsequential and unheard. An award like this is far more affirming than I imagine. It says that this art of murmur and whispers still counts.'”

Well put.  Keep up the good murmur work.

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