“A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.”
– Wallace Stevens
Even those lacking the burning desire to burst into poetic song (a startling majority in our college, supposedly) whenever pensive will admit, albeit grudgingly, some truth in the claim made above. While the reason for this indifference is debatable, a group of budding poets are trying their utmost to spread their love for the sonnet this APOGEE.
The Poetry Club will be presenting three events, and coordinator Ishan Chegu has his fingers crossed for a much better response this time round.
Between the Lines is a poetry interpretation competition, wherein participants with a deep understanding of the poems given will be the strongest contenders. The poems will be penned by members of the club itself to ensure that contestants apply a little more than their googling skills in the competition. A Poetry Quiz will also be conducted, and promises to test if you know your bards and odes. But the coord assures us that it will have something for all levels of poets.
Finally, Poetic Warfare is more or less the Poetry Club’s kernel event, and is, to quote the coord,’ A lot like rap wars, but without the attitude.’ It’s basically a chain poetry writing competition, but a lot more than your rhymes will be judged. Ultimately, the most meaningful poems will walk away with the proverbial spoils.
So with a lot of ballad packed into this edition of our Techfest, here’s hoping a lot more people discover and embrace their inner Longfellow’s as well.