Friday, December 23, 2011


One of the most interesting sites I have come across while browsing in the internet is Life in Poetry of Philoctetes Center of New York. It is sponsored by YouTube. It conducts discussions of poetry in English language of such great poets like W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, G. M. Hopkins, Thomas Hardy and others. The discussion is conducted by important writers, critics, and teachers. One of the panelists in a discussion on Samuel Beckett`s plays included Edward Albee, an important American playwright. . The discussion continues up to one hour and 40 minutes. View it whenever you have time. It is a rewarding experience.

I wish there are  discussions of important Asian writers in English in a similar manner. This is one important way of familiarizing ourselves and the world with the achievements of Asian writers in different Asian languages.

But, sadly, some of us writers do not even have an email. We simply do not know how to make use of the opportunities available to us. I do not understand this apathy.

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