The Bengaluru Poetry Festival has become an unmissable part of the city’s literary calendar. In its 4th edition this year, BPF will expand its linguistic commitments with a focus on ‘bhasha’. Poetry-lovers will be treated to panel discussions featuring artists who create works in Bangla, Malayalam, Kannada, Urdu, Hindi, and more, aside from poets who write in English. There is a focus on poetry of rebellion. There is also a ‘surprise’ in the waits for persons interested in poetry on LGBTQIA+ themes!
After a wonderful experience last year, Radio Active CR 90.4 MHz is proud to be a radio partner to the BPF this year as well and the team is looking forward to its many poetic treats.
In this Chai Lines conversation, RJ Shruti Sharada speaks with Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury about BPF 2019 and about the festival’s initial days, featuring discussions that happened over coffee at the Atta Galatta book-store and café. Maitreyee is a poet and a writer, an organiser at BPF, and also a poetry and fiction editor at The Bangalore Review, a literary journal. She reveals how the interest in the fest has taken the whole team by delightful surprise and how every year’s fest has been a humbling experience full of learning.
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Written by Shruti Sharada.