The agenda looked promising and I was happy to visit as Guwahati was a homecoming of sorts for me; I had taught at the North Eastern Hill University in Shillong over 40 years ago. The fest had a more business-like purpose to it and was organised over a limited area at the Sankardeva Kalakshetra near the Shilpagram. It was easy to navigate the three main halls, named after famous writers like Madhav Kandali and Tolstoy, that were holding parallel sessions.
At the session on Lost and found in translation, an early translated work which was lost, found and lost again was mentioned. This was the work of the Indian monk Kumarajiva who travelled from Kashmir to Kashgar and was later converted to Buddhism. He found his way to China and also helped spread Buddhism. While this survived in manuscript form, in AD it was reprinted in book form through the block printing method by a printer named Wang.
The book with other texts and artifacts were suppressed by Buddhists later fearing persecution. The Diamond Sutra along with other priceless manuscripts were hidden in the Mogao cliffs near Dunhuang. They were kept there for many hundreds of years, guarded by surviving descendants of monks who only knew they were the keepers of something but were not aware of its value till the caves were discovered by the British archaeologist and scholar of Sanskrit, Marc Auriel Stein in his explorations of the expanse of Buddhism across the Silk Route.
He bribed the monk with a paltry inducement and carted away the priceless relics. The Diamond Sutra is now exhibited in the British Museum in London, a case of lost, found and lost again. Chief at the fest David Collin spoke of his writings with reference to both collective and personal memory. He mentioned that personal memory was short and sometimes writers had to jog the collective memory. Writers had to record stories based on suffering as a result of genocide or ethnic cleansing. These stories ensured that these historical truths were not forgotten by succeeding generations. The fable is an ancient literary genre , often though not invariably set in verse.
It is a succinct story that features anthropomorphized animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature that illustrate a moral lesson a " moral ". Verse fables have used a variety of meter and rhyme patterns. Dramatic poetry is drama written in verse to be spoken or sung, and appears in varying, sometimes related forms in many cultures. Greek tragedy in verse dates to the 6th century B. Speculative poetry, also known as fantastic poetry of which weird or macabre poetry is a major sub-classification , is a poetic genre which deals thematically with subjects which are "beyond reality", whether via extrapolation as in science fiction or via weird and horrific themes as in horror fiction.
Such poetry appears regularly in modern science fiction and horror fiction magazines. Edgar Allan Poe is sometimes seen as the "father of speculative poetry". Prose poetry is a hybrid genre that shows attributes of both prose and poetry. It may be indistinguishable from the micro-story a.
Latin American poets of the 20th century who wrote prose poems include Octavio Paz and Giannina Braschi  . Light poetry, or light verse, is poetry that attempts to be humorous.
Poems considered "light" are usually brief, and can be on a frivolous or serious subject, and often feature word play , including puns , adventurous rhyme and heavy alliteration. Although a few free verse poets have excelled at light verse outside the formal verse tradition, light verse in English usually obeys at least some formal conventions. Common forms include the limerick , the clerihew , and the double dactyl. While light poetry is sometimes condemned as doggerel , or thought of as poetry composed casually, humor often makes a serious point in a subtle or subversive way.
Many of the most renowned "serious" poets have also excelled at light verse. Kennedy , Willard R. Espy , and Wendy Cope. Slam poetry as a genre originated in in Chicago , Illinois , when Marc Kelly Smith organized the first slam. Slam performers comment emotively, aloud before an audience, on personal, social, or other matters. Slam focuses on the aesthetics of word play, intonation, and voice inflection. Slam poetry is often competitive, at dedicated " poetry slam " contests.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the latest accepted revision , reviewed on 3 October This article is about the art form. For other uses, see Poetry disambiguation. For other uses, see Poem disambiguation , Poems disambiguation , and Poetic disambiguation.
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