India is rich with cultural traditions as varied as the shades of brown you’ll find here. This Poetry Appreciation course will focus on the reading and analysis of poems by Indian women. Their poems address issues such as belonging, immigration, colonisation, colour, and body image. Their stories are both universal in theme and contextual in teaching us about their unique celebrations and struggles.
In this course, we will focus on both the written and spoken word. We will also write our own poems and build the skills of reflection, analysis, and voice. In exposing you to the work of different poets, this course will both broaden your horizon and deepen your own poetic practice.
Your instructor, Pragya Bhagat will take you through poetry by poets from diverse backgrounds, including women, people of colour, and those from the LGBTQ community. In exposing you to the work of different poets, this course will both broaden your horizon and deepen your own poetic practice.
Dates: 16th/18th & 23rd 25th September 2020 (Wednesdays & Fridays)
Timing: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (8 hours total)
16 Years and above
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Pragya Bhagat is a spoken word poet, award-winning essayist, and author of two books. Her work focuses on the intersection of themes such as mental health, belonging, and body image. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have been published in the Huffington Post, The Wire, The Bombay Review, and Helter Skelter, amongst others. Pragya currently lives in Goa.
“I really enjoyed the class, especially listening to everyone share their poems (they were really nice). Looking forward to more classes. ”
“Personally it felt very rejuvenating. Thank you Pragya for this opportunity. It felt great listening to all the participants' beautiful heartfelt poems.”
“I loved the class, I haven't really connected with anyone else honestly about poetry in a long long time, and it felt so nice. :) I had an amazing time. Thanks to everybody, especially to Pragya.”