The venue of Kerala Literature Festival was enchanted by the soulful poetry read, recited, sung by renown poets of the North East and Kerala. The one hour session was initiated by Sharatchandra Tiyam, a well-known poet from Manipur who first recited two of his poems written in his mother tongue and was also presented an opportunity read the translation of ‘Collage of Blood’. It was followed by Kavitha Karmakar, known for her contribution towards Assamese poetry who read the English translation of her poem and even a Malayalam translation. Nilim Kumar also did a wonderful presentation of his poems.
Sabitha Satchidanandan had a very unique set of poetry for the audience, including both her English and Malayalam works. She read a beautiful poem and dedicated it to her father, which earned her great applause. The mike was then handed over to P. N. Gopikrishnan, who also made an impressive presentation. With his booming voice, his poem ‘Roltayil’ a Malayalam poem was capturing.
The renowned poet, Kalpatta Narayanan had everyone glued to their seats with his works ‘Samyaprabhu’ and ‘Kuttapatram’. Poet Arya Gopi, who stood out, sang her works and took the listeners a different realm.