Poetry is the soul of a civilized society. And celebration of poetry, a sign of its maturity.
Poets Corner began this celebration in 2012 by hosting its first edition of Delhi Poetry Festival (DPF).
In the 3rd edition of Delhi Poetry Festival scheduled for later this year, there will be many-a-firsts with an intent of making poetry a part of mainstream youth. Fusion events keeping poetry central to various other forms of expression, be it art, drama, music or even mime.
Our Board of Patrons consists of luminaries like Waseem Barelvi (Renowned Urdu Poet & Lyricist), Farhat Shahzad (Renowned Pakistani Poet), Munawwar Rana (Iconic Urdu Poet, Sahitya Akademi Award for Urdu Literature, 2014) and Irshad Kamil (Well-known Urdu poet, lyricist, Hindi Cinema).
Some of the literary personalities who have consented to join our advisory/planning board are Pratap Somvanshi (Senior Resident Editor, Dainik Hindustan), Vinita Nangia (Noted Author & Editor, Times Life), Sumant Batra (Founder, Kumaon Literary Festival), Sujata Parashar (Accomplished Author & Poet), Amit Shankar (Published Author & Advertising Professional), Jeroninio Almeida (Motivational Speaker), Sunil Bhandari (Poet & Exec. Director, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group) and Tarun Chawla (Ace Photographer). We are in advanced discussions with some more highly illustrious literary personalities to be a part of our board.
The uniqueness of DPF, which sets it apart from other literary festival is that it exclusively talks about poetry and its various forms. Poetry is celebrated in the city in a standalone poetry extravaganza. The three-day, tri-lingual poetic affair includes poetry readings, discussions around poetry, mushairas, Sufi evening, poetry-music fusion, art-poetry combine, children's poetry segments and workshops. Delhi Poetry Festival receives audiences from all walks of life. Eminent speakers and poets are invited to be a part of this unique celebration.
We are revamping our website and will soon be back with a renewed vigor and enthusiasm. Stay in touch with us by sharing your mail id and we will send you regular updates on the events we have lined up for you.
Should you like to register for the upcoming Delhi Poetry Festival, Season 3, please send us a mail with a subject line “Register for DPF3” at email@example.com