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The power of poetry makes it a real force to be reckoned with. Poetry does what little else can – inspire! Poets are the raw nerve ends of humanity. By themselves, they can do little to save humanity. Without them there would be little worth saving. Poetry is the salve and soul of the civilized world. The power of poetry is no less than the power of praying. Both heal!

To celebrate this wonderful art form, amidst the walls of the heritage city of Delhi, that resonates with immortal verses, welcome to Delhi Poetry Festival, Season 4. DPF4, this year, promises to present poetry in all hues that represent our colourful cultural tapestry.

Over the last few years, Delhi Poetry Festival has quietly but steadily emerged as the country’s largest standalone poetry festival. This year, the fourth edition of DPF is being held over three days on December16th,17th and 18th at NCUI Convention Centre, Siri Fort Area. Spread across 3 performance platforms (including an auditorium that seats over 625), the festival this year too,promises an interpretation of poetry that permeates across various expressions of art.

Delhi Poetry Festival Anthem

From the Founder’s Desk

The month of December with its chills and mist brings warmth and cheer in the form of poetry and related arts celebration. It also brings the much awaited, India’s first and largest standalone poetry celebration – Delhi Poetry Festival.

So here we are, once again, with the fourth season that promises to be bigger and better than the last. And we pledge to get better by the year!

Delhi Poetry Festival visualises a society where every voice is heard and to realise that vision, DPF connects people through the power of poetry. It is our endeavour to enthuse, enlighten and enchant poetry lovers by putting together a platform that provides stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining interactions for all ages and walks of life.

Poetry is a celebration of words- words that aim to inspire and impact. At DPF, we celebrate poetry in all its forms, accompanied by all the elements around it. DPF works to provide a community that exists without biases where every opinion, view and allegiance is respected. I think poetry can help achieve that. It can create a space that is democratic and fearless. Our vision is to lend voice to a poet’s thought.

Poets Corner, the parent body of Delhi Poetry Festival, envisions a world where words unite, verses connect and languages bond.

Here’s wishing the ones who have chosen poetry to express themselves, the very best!

– Dolly Singh, Founder & Chairperson

OUR SPEAKERS

abha-iyengar

Abha Iyengar

akhil

Akhil Katyal

anamika

Anamika

annu-kapoor

Annu Kapoor

apurva-narain

Apurva Narain

atul-tiwary

Atul Tiwari

averee

Averee

ayushmaan

Ayushman Jamval

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Dolly Singh

jeet-thayil

Jeet Thayil

kanupriya-sekhri

Kanupriya Sekhri

loveleen-mishra

Loveleen Mishra

madan-gopal-singh

Madan Gopal Singh

madan-kashyap

Madan Kashyap

manglesh-dabral

Manglesh Dabral

naresh-saxena

Naresh Saxena

sanjna-kapoor

Sanjna Kapoor

sharif-rangnekar

Sharif Rangnekar

trippy-sama

Trippy Sama

vidya-shah

Vidya Shah

vikramjit-singh-rooprai

Vikramjit Singh Rooprai

vinita-nangia

Vinita Nangia

william-dalrymple

William Dalrymple

asma-mirza

Asma Mirza

danish

Danish Iqbal

kuldip-singh

Kuldip Singh

noman

Noman

Registrations

THE LOBBY

4.00 PM

Festival Inauguration

THE AUDITORIUM

5.00 PM

Jashn – e – Tehzeeb (Mushaira)

THE AUDITORIUM

8.00 PM

That’s a wrap!

10.00 PM

Poets Corner

Poets Corner

Poets Corner is an idea that attempts to bring in a fresh wave of life in literary circles, with special focus on the art of poetry.

Founded in 2012 as a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, we have been at the vanguard of promoting and celebrating poetry in a myriad of activities, both offline as well as online. With a Facebook group membership that exceeds 23,000 poets across 21 countries, Poets Corner counts itself amongst one of the leading literary and specially, poetry groups in the country.

As a prolific & responsible literary organization committed to revive and promote the dying art of poetry in India, we have published 24 anthologies featuring over 500 poets so far, 150 of which are previously unpublished, creating a platform for unpublished & emerging poets to be published alongside celebrated poets.

Headed by Dolly Singh, it envisages reviving, re-fueling and taking poetry to its rightful place — in the hearts and minds of people.

Delhi Poetry Festival

Poetry is the soul of a civilized society. And celebration of poetry, a sign of its maturity. Poets Corner began this celebration in 2013 by hosting its first edition of Delhi Poetry Festival (DPF).

As one of the largest and distinctive standalone poetry festival, DPF brings together all the facets of poetry curated by the most prolific poets and performers from across the country.

The fourth edition shall see an amazing poetry exposition with formats such as Poetry Plays, Poetry Films, Poetry & Art, Poetry & Music, Performance Poetry, Contests, Poetry for & by the Kids, Mushaira etc. adding value to the biggest poetry celebration of the year.

Featuring the best of poets and thinkers, performers and artists, we hope to create a space for you to explore, and get absorbed in the aura of poetry.

Get Involved

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Volunteer

We welcome volunteers to many of our activities. It’s hard work and a lot of fun – and a great opportunity to be around and learn from some amazing folks.

At this moment, we are looking for volunteers for our upcoming Delhi Poetry Festival, Season 4 on December 16, 17 and 18, 2016. Please write to us at contact@delhipoetryfestival.org with Subject: INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERINGAT DPF4. We will get in touch with you immediately. Look forward to hearing from you!

Feedback

It is important that you write to us about our programmes – tell us both what you like and want us to keep, and what you’d like us to do differently. If you have concrete suggestions, or ways to help us get there, even better.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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B-159, C R Park,

New Delhi 110 019,

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