And those crackling Chennai days, where you speak poetry and life or life and poetry in any order. Then coffee, then humidity, new faces, new languages, but the same manner of the heart. The mud, the skin from where it all comes, to where it all returns. Colors, coziness, ambience, and laughter. The tilt of the Tamilnadu sun. Readings at The Brew Room and The American Library.
“The Chennai event ‘Poems for the Planet’ was jointly organized by the US Consulate Chennai and Poetry Couture on 5th June, World Environment Day. The event not only celebrated nature but also the rich and extraordinary array of poets – Salma, Sharanya Manivannan, K Srilata, Rochelle Potkar, and Raghavendra Madhu. Some poems were rooted to the earth and the body. Some left sanctuaried traces. Some were dangling from the skyscrapers. Some were roving in urban spaces. Also a few beautiful poems were recited by Sivakami Vellingiri and Sriram. Thanks for the support by the Consulate, the poets and the poetry enthusiasts who came.” (source: Poetry Couture page)