Monday, June 16, 2008
We were featured on CNN IBN Lokmat
Our last Poetry Meeting held in Mumbai on 7th June, 2008 was recorded by CNN IBN's Marathi channel IBN Lokmat by their cute and bubbly reporter Priyanka Desai. Watch the video here. Don't forget to leave your comments! :D
If you’re a poet and you don’t have an audience, then you need no worry cause there is a new website on the internet known as www.p4poetry.com
@Sanket: You should always dream
@Vijay Anand ji: My poems are dear to me, but they’re a headache for others.
My poems are dear to me, but they’re a headache for others.
Despite of knowing it, this man still fails to understand the same.
@Priyanaka Desai (reporter): No matter how your poem is, there is no dearth of an audience here, for this is p4poetry means ‘passion for poetry’ which was started by ‘P’ for Preeti and ‘R’ for Renu.
@Preeti Datar: First I shared my poems with friends. They said ‘why do you write poems, it’s so boring’. We guys listen to Britney Spears and you sit there with a notebook and write poems. Then on, instead of telling them to read my poems, I posted them on an American Poetry website.
@Priyanaka Desai (reporter): That’s where she met Renu who used to live in New Delhi.
@Renu: Slowly, slowly, she (preeti) started commenting on my poems and I on hers. We became each others’ fans.
@Preeti: Then we started a community on orkut known as ‘Mumbai Poetry..nah…Poetree’ to see how many members were actually interested in poetry.
@Priyanaka Desai (reporter): Now the stakes have got bigger and this small group has started a poetry website with the name p4poetry.com!
You can read thousands of poems here and if an original idea is in your mind, then it’s easy. Just login, click on post a poem icon and you can post your poem. You can also get a poetry meeting hosted in your own city via this website. For the moment this poetry crazy bunch has made ‘Pause’ a wine lounge in Bandra as their hang-out.
@Preeti: Completely, there are grandfathers, pediatricians, marketing people, someone who has just given 10th board, accountants, businessmen etc and we have a lot of diverse members. It’s nice cause everyone posts their own unique poem.
@Priyanaka Desai (reporter): Poems bring poets in the mood and sometimes these poets make songs out of their own poems.
With cameraman Omprakash, this is Priyanka Desai for IBN Lokmat from Mumbai.
Posted by Preeti Datar